13 of 15 UNSC Members Opposing US Bid for Sanctions

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – The US was further isolated over its bid to reimpose international sanctions on Iran with 13 countries on the 15-member UNSC opposing it, arguing that Washington’s move is void given it is using a process agreed under a nuclear deal it quit two years ago. In the 24 hours since US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he triggered a 30-day countdown to a return of UNSC sanctions on Iran, including an arms embargo, Britain, France, Germany, and Belgium as well as China, Russia, Vietnam, Niger, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, South Africa, Indonesia, Estonia and Tunisia have already written letters in opposing it, seen by Reuters. Diplomats said Russia, China, and many other countries are unlikely to reimpose the sanctions on Iran