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Putin proposes online summit of Iran nuclear deal nations to avoid clash over UN arms embargo

Posted On: Aug 14, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

Putin proposes online summit of Iran nuclear deal nations to avoid clash over UN arms embargo

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed to hold an online summit featuring Iran, Germany and five UN Security Council permanent members. The meeting would focus on how to avoid conflict over the UN arms embargo on Tehran.
Discussions on the Iranian issue at the UNSC have become increasingly tense, the Russian president said on Friday in a statement released by the Kremlin.
A US-sponsored resolution that would have extended the embargo indefinitely was put before the Security Council on Thursday, but was rejected on Friday after opposition by veto-wielding Russia and China.
The UN Security Council failed today to hold Iran accountable. It enabled the world's top state sponsor of terrorism to buy and sell deadly weapons and ignored the demands of countries in the Middle East. America will continue to work to correct this mistake. - Secretary Pompeo August 14, 2020
The arms embargo, which is due to expire in October, was agreed under a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the so-called P5+1...

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