The "snapback" mechanism on sanctions against Iran has not been invoked, contrary to a US claim, said Vassily Nebenzia, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, in his capacity as president of the United Nations Security Council for the month of October.
European Council President Charles Michel said that sanctions relief under the Iran nuclear deal would continue to be effective, days after Washington's unilateral claim that UN sanctions against Tehran had been restored.
Senior Russian and Chinese diplomats lashed out at the United States over Washington’s unrealistic claim that its abortive campaign to bring back the United Nations’ sanctions against Iran has actually resulted in restoring the bans.
The UK, France and Germany issued a joint statement Thursday, rejecting the US plan to trigger the reimposition of sanctions on Iran. This is the most resolute time for the US’ major European allies since the 2003 Iraq War to collectively say “no” to the US, which has been further isolated on the Iran issue.