Iran warns against U.S. push for sanctions 'snapback' in letter to U.N.: TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States has no right to trigger the reimposition of all U.N.

Reuters August 21, 2020 00:13:51 IST
Iran warns against U.S. push for sanctions 'snapback' in letter to U.N.: TV

Iran warns against US push for sanctions snapback in letter to UN TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States has no right to trigger the reimposition of all U.N. sanctions on Iran, the Iranian foreign minister said in a letter to the United Nations, calling on members of its Security Council to reject Washington's move.

"The U.S. push to reimpose U.N. sanctions on Iran will have dangerous consequences ... Iran has exercised restraint in good faith ... Now it is the international community's turn to counter the unlawful push by the United States," Zarif said in the letter.

Iranian state TV said the letter had been submitted to the head of the U.N. Security Council by Iran's U.N. envoy, Majid Takhteravanchi.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump has directed him to trigger the 'snapback' of all U.N. sanctions on Iran at the U.N. Security Council in New York on Thursday.

In a bid to reimpose the sanctions, the United States will submit a complaint to the 15-member U.N. Security Council about Iran's non-compliance with the nuclear deal, even though Washington quit the accord in 2018.

Zarif said Washington had no right to trigger the snapback mechanism as it was no longer a party to the nuclear pact.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Catherine Evans and Hugh Lawson)

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