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August 12, 2015 9:41 am

Kerry: Iranian Violation of Arms Embargo Won’t Force Automatic Return of Sanctions

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there will be no automatic return of sanctions if Iran violates the arms embargo. Photo: Twitter.

Violations of an arms embargo by Iran or restrictions on its missile program would not force an automatic reinstatement or “snapback” of United Nations sanctions under a landmark nuclear deal, although other options would be available, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

“The arms embargo is not tied to snapback,” Kerry said. “It is tied to a separate set of obligations. So they are not in material breach of the nuclear agreement for violating the arms piece of it.”

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