Vitaly Churkin, left, speaks to John Kerry at UN headquarters in New York on September 19, 2014. (photo credit: UN/Eskinder Debebe)

Bloomberg: Russia Rejects Automatic Sanctions Return If Iran Cheats on Deal

The Obama administration is trying to sell a nuclear deal with Iran to skeptical Arabs, Israelis and U.S. lawmakers by saying that United Nations sanctions will be restored automatically if the Iranians are caught cheating.

Not so, say the Russians, who have one of five vetoes in the 15-member UN Security Council.

“There can be no automaticity, none whatsoever” in reimposing UN sanctions if Iran violates the terms of an agreement to curb its nuclear program, Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told Bloomberg News on Wednesday. He didn’t elaborate.

WNU Editor: This destroys the White House position that sanctions will be imposed if Iran is caught breaking its nuclear agreement.

More News On Russia Saying that There Will Be No ‘Snap-Back’ Sanctions If Iran Breaks The Nuclear Deal

Russia says no automatic sanctions snapback if Iran breaks deal -- Times of Israel
Russia Rejects Immediate Sanctions ‘Snap-Back’ Should Iran Break Nuclear Deal -- Algemeiner
Defying U.S., Ambassador Says Russia Rejects Automatic Snapback of Sanctions on Iran -- The Tower
Russia Opposes Reinstating Iran Sanctions if It Breaks Deal -- Arutz Sheva
Russian comments cast doubt on Iran nuclear deal -- USA Today
Snap Back Sanctions on Iran? Nyet! -- Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary

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