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Iran: The U.S. Brings Maximum Pressure to the UN

The Trump administration continues its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, now with an attempt to restore pre-2015 UN sanctions, a right reserved for signatories to the nuclear deal it abandoned.

Other UN Security Council members should disregard this gambit and urge Tehran not to overreact.


What’s new?

A U.S. resolution seeking to extend UN arms restrictions on Iran beyond their October 2020 expiration failed at the Security Council.

Washington has asserted that it will claim the right to unilaterally restore UN sanctions, which were terminated as part of the…

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