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Trump vows to use ‘snapback’ sanctions against Tehran

Trump vows to use ‘snapback’ sanctions against Tehran
posted onAugust 16, 2020

US President Donald Trump promised Saturday to use what is known as “snapback technique” to unilaterally restore UN sanctions on Tehran.

His declaration came a day after the UN Security Council rejected a US resolution to extend an Iranian arms embargo, which is due to expire in mid-October.

"We'll be doing a snapback," Trump said during a news conference.

"You'll be watching it next week," he added.

The US President referred to a controversial provision of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which argues that the United States remains a “participant” in the 2015 agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), despite its stated withdrawal from the JCPOA in 2018, and consequently can force a return to sanctions, if it sees Iran as being in violation of the deal’s terms.