Trump told reporters at the White House he was sending US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to notify the United Nations Security Council that the US intends to restore virtually all suspended sanctions on Iran, APA reports citing Sputnik.
“It’s a snapback," Trump said. "Not uncommon.”
He called the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which lowered sanctions on Iran in exchange for it accepting strict limits on its nuclear power program that would preclude it from developing an offensive weapon, a product of the “Obama-Biden foreign policy failure.” Trump claimed the money Iran got during the reprieve, including $1.7 billion in a Foreign Military Sales trust fund plus interest, helped Iran to fund terrorist groups across the Middle East, including al-Qaeda.
Last week, the UN Security Council failed to pass a draft resolution that would have extended arms-related restrictions on Iran imposed under UNSC Resolution 2231, which endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal.