Thirteen countries opposed the reinstatement of sanctions against Iran.

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Thirteen countries opposed the reinstatement of sanctions against Iran.
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The 13-member permanent and temporary members of the Security Council have stated opposition to using force or imposing sanctions on Iran.

With the exception of the United States and the Dominican Republic, the other 13 members of the Security Council have sent official letters to the Security Council expressing their opposition.

All countries say the United States unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018, depriving it of the right to use the terms of the agreement or Security Council Resolution 2231.

Three European countries, France, Britain and Germany, in separate letters, have strongly opposed the US proposal to introduce a snapback mechanism. China and Russia have said the United States has no right to appeal the lifting of sanctions against Iran.

 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has submitted a formal request to the UN Security Council to launch a snapback mechanism against Iran.

He handed over the petition to the Permanent Representative of Indonesia, the current president of the Security Council, on Friday. Following his request, most members of the Security Council announced their opposition.

Iran has said it would be “insulted” if the United States applied to the Security Council for a snapback mechanism. Last week, a US proposal to reinstate an arms embargo on Iran was rejected by a voice vote.

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