Britain, France and Germany opposed the US deadline for imposing sanctions on Iran


Britain, France and Germany said on Friday that UN sanctions on Iran would continue after September 20.

Britain, France and Germany opposed the US deadline for imposing sanctions on Iran


In a letter to the UN Security Council, European countries said any decision to overturn UN sanctions would be "without legal effect".

The countries said, "We have worked tirelessly to secure the nuclear deal and are committed to doing so."

The Trump administration has not yet commented on the move by Britain, France and Germany.

Washington is trying to overturn sanctions

In August, the United States launched a controversial process aimed at overturning UN sanctions on Iran. The lifting of sanctions will also prevent the traditional arms embargo on Iran from expiring on October 18.

Less than a week after the UN Security Council rejected the US bid, the 15-member body lacks consensus. More than a dozen members of the council believe Washington's move is null and void because US President Donald Trump has pulled his country out of a nuclear deal with Iran in 2018.

However, the United States has insisted on its legal right to mobilize the withdrawal of sanctions using a controversial method called "snapback".

Trump has issued an executive order in the coming days to impose US sanctions on Iran over alleged violations of the UN arms embargo, according to a Reuters report citing unnamed sources. What do you intend to do?

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