US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would “probably not” participate in the 5 + 1 summit with Iran proposed by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
The Kremlin strongman on Friday called for an online summit of the leaders of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council with Germany and Iran amid heightened tensions over a possible extension of the UN Security Council. international embargo on arms sales in Tehran.
It was in this so-called 5 + 1 configuration that the Iran nuclear agreement was negotiated and concluded with Iran, which Washington then denounced.
“Probably not, I think we will wait until after the election,” said Trump, when asked about his possible participation in this summit.
The tenant of the White House has also promised a response in the form of a “snapback”, a mechanism which is in a way a right of veto in reverse, after the snub suffered by Washington during the rejection by the Security Council for a resolution to extend the embargo.
“We knew the outcome of the vote, but we will do a ‘snapback’. You will see next week, ”he said.
The embargo against arms sales in Tehran expires on October 18, under the terms of the resolution that approved the international Iran nuclear deal, concluded in July 2015 between Iran and the five permanent members of the Iranian government. UN Security Council plus Germany.
Washington, which unilaterally withdrew from the deal in May 2018 and imposed heavy sanctions on Iran, is seeking to extend this embargo on conventional arms sales to Tehran.
The hypothesis of an American “snapback” supposes that a contested argument be validated beforehand, according to which the United States are still “participants” in the nuclear agreement, and that they can therefore force a return of sanctions if they find violations of Iranian commitments.