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US to submit draft of Iran deal to UN Security Council

The US ambassador to the United Nations says the United States will submit a draft resolution to the Security Council “in the coming days” to endorse the Iran nuclear deal and take other important steps.

Samantha Power says these steps include replacing existing Security Council sanctions resolutions with the new restrictions agreed on in the talks. She’s hoping for “timely adoption” of the resolution.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power talks during a previous Security Council meeting, on December 22, 2014 at the United Nations in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP)
US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power talks during a previous Security Council meeting, on December 22, 2014 at the United Nations in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP)

An annex to the agreement on Security Council actions states that provisions on Iran sanctions in seven resolutions dating back to 2006 will be terminated by the deal but subject to re-imposition if Iran doesn’t live up to the terms in significant ways.

The resolution is almost certain to be approved because the deal with Iran involves the five veto-wielding Security Council members — the US, Russia, China, Britain and France — and they have agreed on the text of the draft.

–AP

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