The Daily Telegraph

US threatens sanctions ‘snapback’ against Iran


Donald Trump said he plans a sanctions “snapback” on Iran after the UN Security Council rejected a US bid to extend an arms embargo on Tehran.

“We’ll be doing a snapback,” the US president said. “You’ll be watching it next week.” Although the US withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in 2018, it still considers itself a “participan­t” with the ability to force a return to sanctions if it considers that Iran has violated the deal.

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, said the defeat of the embargo effort was a “humiliatio­n” for the US.

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