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Pompeo Rebukes Allies on Iran, Hands UN Sanctions Demand

  • U.S. lost Security Council vote on Iran arms embargo last week
  • Allies say U.S. has no say in 2015 agreement after leaving it
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Watch: Pompeo says he formally notified the UN of the U.S. demand to reinstate global sanctions against Iran, and slams European allies who oppose the move. (Source: APTN/Bloomberg)
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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo formally notified the United Nations of the U.S. demand to reinstate global sanctions against Iran and slammed European allies who oppose the move, accusing them of a failure to lead and appeasing the Iranian regime.

Pompeo traveled Thursday to New York to hand-deliver a letter to the president of the UN Security Council saying Iran isn’t complying with its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal “despite extensive efforts and exhaustive diplomacy” by the U.S. and other member states. The move was also aimed at keeping in place a 13-year-old arms embargo that’s set to expire in October.