Europe fails to agree with Russia and China on arms embargo on Iran
Three European countries, Britain, France, and Germany, failed to manage to broker a compromise with Russia and China on Iran’s arms embargo extension.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, this diplomat also said that the US aims to terminate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The US is pushing for a vote on extending the UN arms embargo on Iran at the UN Security Council on Tuesday.
Washington has also threatened that it might use the ‘snapback’ mechanism of the JCPOA if the UNSC rejects the resolution. This is while Washington has ‘ceased participation’ in the deal and, legally speaking, it is not able to use the JCPOA trigger mechanism.
China and Russia have clearly announced that they will veto such a resolution; however, Foreign Policy has reported that Washington may even fail to attract the required 9 votes to pass the resolution in the first place.