China says US, having left Iran accord, cannot trigger UN sanctions | AFP

China rejects a US bid to extend an arms embargo on Iran and says that Washington could not legally bring back UN sanctions. “Having quit the JCPOA, the US is no longer a participant and has no right to trigger a snapback at the Security Council,” Chinese envoy Zhang Jun tells a Security Council session, referring to the 2015 nuclear deal by its acronym. SOUNDBITE

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