UN Turns Down U.S. Resolution on Iran

President Trump’s Administration pledges to keep going.

The United States has appealed to the UN Security Council to reimpose all expiring UN sanctions on Iran. On Tuesday, the UN Security Council’s president attempted to dismiss the American move to “snapback” the sanctions.

Indonesia’s ambassador holds the rotating presidency of the Council for August, and she said that they would not be taking up the U.S. request after objections from China, Russia, and other members, so that there was no consensus on the Council.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft responded. “The Trump Administration has no fear in standing in limited company on this matter, in light of the unmistakable truth guiding our actions,” she said. “I only regret that other members of this Council have lost their way and now find themselves standing in the company of terrorists.” She said that groups like Hezbollah, the Houthi rebels in Yemen, and the Maduro regime in Venezuela will benefit.

“Put simply: It is Russia and China that revel in this Council’s dysfunction and failure,” she said. “It is Iran that celebrates its newfound leverage over the free nations of the world.” She also dismissed the idea that it would have any effect on the American move.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Ambassador Craft, Secretary of State Pompeo, President Trump, and their advisers as they seek to contains Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
  • For U.S. diplomats as they negotiate with foreign leaders.
  • For sanctions to be used wisely by American leaders.

Sources: Fox News, Politico


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