US withdraws Trump’s letter for re-imposing Iran sanctions
United Nations, Feb 19 (UNI) The United States withdrew the former Trump administration declaration of re-imposing all United Nations sanction on Iran, US Acting Permanent Representative to the world body Richard Mills announced in a letter.
“I write to notify the Security Council, on behalf of my Government, that the United States of America hereby withdraws its letters to the Security Council of August 20, 2020 (S/2020/815), August 21, 2020 (S/2020/822), and September 21, 2020 (S/2020/927),” Mills wrote to the UN Security Council president on Thursday.
On August 20, then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent a letter to the then UN Security Council President Dian Triansyah Djani requesting that the 2015 nuclear agreement’s snapback sanctions mechanism under UN Resolution 2231 be invoked.
A month later, Pompeo announced that all the previously scrapped UN sanctions against Iran were being reinstated.