“So one practical effect, we believe, will be to say to arms manufacturers and traders around the world that if you engage in business with Iran, the very full force of these new or, rather, restored sanctions will be felt immediately.”
Last month, the US announced it would trigger a ‘snapback’ of all UN sanctions on Iran. Many nations have questioned whether it has the power to do so.
Germany, France, and the UK have said they oppose the action. Foreign ministers from the three nations said in a joint statement: “We cannot therefore support this action which is incompatible with our current efforts to support the JCPOA.”
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