Iran: US declares unilateral return of UN sanctions

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Washington said the arms embargo against Iran was permanently extended and the US would take action against UN members that didn’t comply with the sanctions. European nations called the move “incapable of legal effect.” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Saturday that “virtually all UN sanctions have returned on Iran.” Pompeo said the measures included a permanent extension of an arms embargo on Iran. In addition, Pompeo said the US would announce more measures to “strengthen enforcement of UN sanctions on Iran.” He said that maximum pressure would continue until Iran stopped spreading “chaos, violence and bloodshed.”