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United Nations Security Council diplomats should review Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal at a coming high-level meeting in New York, according to a senior Russian diplomat.

Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy said the Iran meeting should focus on the implementation of a 2015 resolution on Iran. The United States holds the council presidency for September and has been pushing, with little success, to pass resolutions against Iran.

Russia hopes the United States’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal will be discussed at a United Nations Security Council’s high-level meeting on Iran, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said on Tuesday, commenting on US President Donald Trump’s decision to chair the meeting.

“I would like to note that we are aware of the plans to organize a high-level meeting on September 26. We hope very much aspects linked with the United States’ withdrawal from the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program) will be tackled,” he said, adding that Iran-related topics could be discussed only in the context of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 passed in support of the JCPOA.

US President Donald Trump will chair a UN Security Council meeting on Iran this month to spotlight its “violations of international law” during the annual gathering of world leaders in New York, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said, Free Malaysia Today reported.


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