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Trump says he 'knew' UNSC vote on Iran, vows to use nuclear deal snapback

Iran Press TV

Saturday, 15 August 2020 11:39 PM

US President Donald Trump says he "knew" that his resolution against Iran would be rejected in the UN Security Council.

At the Saturday news conference at his Bedminster resort in New Jersey, Trump did not mention whether he knew his agenda to extend an arms embargo on Iran would be rejected without the need for Russia or China to use their veto powers.

Even US traditional allies -- Germany, Britain and France -- abstained from endorsing the resolution, revealing the depth of US alienation on the world stage.

"Well we knew what the vote was going to be but we'll be doing a snapback, you'll be watching it next week," Trump said after the worst US defeat in the history of the Council.

He further vowed to use the snapback mechanism embedded within the Iran nuclear deal, which he quit in 2018.

"We'll be doing a snapback," Trump said. "You'll be watching it next week."

When asked whether he would participate in a summit on Iran, called by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the US president said: "Probably not."

The US humiliating defeat at the Security Council on Friday was part was the Trump administration's attempt to extend an arms embargo on Iran, set to be lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, clinched in 2015.

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