Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov

Russia to ensure Iran sanctions snapback mechanism not automatic

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says Russia will make sure that the mechanism of anti-Iran sanctions snapback will not be automatic and will be subject to a vote in the UN Security Council.

VIENNA (Sputnik) — Russia will make sure that the mechanism of anti-Iran sanctions snapback will not be automatic and will be subject to a vote in the UN Security Council, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Thursday.

“We will be very strictly observing and will ensure that a possible mechanism of sanctions renewal includes nothing that could imply automatic return of the [anti-Iran] sanctions without a respective procedure in the UN Security Council and without a vote in the Security Council,” Ryabkov said.

By Sputnik News