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U.S. loses Iran arms embargo bid as Putin pushes summit to avoid nuclear deal showdown

1:01am BST

NEW YORK/MOSCOW The United States lost a bid on Friday to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran as Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a summit of world leaders to avoid "confrontation" over a U.S. threat to trigger a return of all U.N. sanctions on Tehran.

What is the U.S. threat to trigger 'snapback' of U.N. sanctions on Iran?

12:14am BST

NEW YORK The United States on Friday failed in its attempt to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, and Washington could now act on a threat to trigger a return of all U.N. sanctions on Tehran.

What is the U.S. threat to trigger 'snapback' of U.N. sanctions on Iran?

12:11am BST

NEW YORK The United States on Friday failed in its attempt to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, and Washington could now act on a threat to trigger a return of all U.N. sanctions on Tehran.

U.N. Security Council starts Iran arms embargo vote, result Friday

13 Aug 2020

NEW YORK The United Nations Security Council started voting on Thursday on a U.S. bid to extend an arms embargo on Iran, which is opposed by veto-powers Russia and China, and the result will be announced at a meeting on Friday, diplomats said.

Explainer: The U.S. push to extend U.N. arms embargo on Iran

12 Aug 2020

NEW YORK The U.N. Security Council is preparing to vote this week on a U.S. proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran, a move that some diplomats say is bound to fail and put an already fragile nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers further at risk.

Explainer: The U.S. push to extend U.N. arms embargo on Iran

12 Aug 2020

NEW YORK The U.N. Security Council is preparing to vote this week on a U.S. proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran, a move that some diplomats say is bound to fail and put an already fragile nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers further at risk.

U.S. attempts to win more support with streamlined bid to extend Iran arms embargo

11 Aug 2020

NEW YORK The United States streamlined its bid on Tuesday to get the U.N. Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran, a move that could win Washington more support in the 15-member body but is unlikely to overcome opposition by veto-powers Russia and China.

Iran nuclear deal at risk as U.N. council prepares to vote on arms embargo

11 Aug 2020

NEW YORK The U.N. Security Council is preparing to vote this week on a U.S. proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran, a move that some diplomats say is bound to fail and put the fate of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers further at risk.

Iran nuclear deal at risk as U.N. council prepares to vote on arms embargo

10 Aug 2020

NEW YORK, Aug 10 The U.N. Security Council is preparing to vote this week on a U.S. proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran, a move that some diplomats say is bound to fail and put the fate of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers further at risk.

No Beirut blast inquiry request, says U.N. after Macron call for probe

07 Aug 2020

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations has not received any requests to investigate the deadly explosion in Beirut's port, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday after French President Emmanuel Macron called for an international inquiry.

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