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Trump Vows to Reinstate U.N. Sanctions Against Iran

HeadlineAug 17, 2020

President Trump says he will unilaterally reinstate international sanctions on Tehran, after the U.N. Security Council rejected a U.S. resolution to extend the embargo on Iran. Trump plans to claim the U.S. is still technically a “participant” in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal — even though Trump himself withdrew from it — and can therefore order an extension of sanctions if Iran violates the deal. Iran called the U.N. vote a humiliating defeat, and European countries expressed doubt as to whether Trump can unilaterally force such measures.

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