Iran sanctions: US versus the world over 'snapback' option

Washington (AFP) – The United States will unilaterally declare this weekend that UN sanctions against Iran are once again in force, a move that risks increasing Washington’s diplomatic isolation while also stoking international tensions. “Virtually all UN sanctions on Iran will come back into place this weekend at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (midnight GMT) on Saturday the 19th,” said Elliott Abrams, the Trump administration’s special representative for Iran.But on this point, Washington is almost alone in the world: all the other great powers — China, Russia and also the US’ own European allies –…

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