President Trump to Chair the Security Council Meeting on Iran
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says President Donald Trump will Chair the Security Council meeting on Iran during the annual gathering of world leaders in New York this month.
Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the meeting will address “violations of international law and general instability Iran sows throughout the entire Middle East region.”
She accuses Iran of supporting terrorism and destabilizing activities in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. She says Iran’s leader could speak at the council meeting if he chooses to.
Amb. Haley was speaking to reporters at UN HQ.
She outlined the agenda for the United States’ month long Presidency of the council during September. The council is the Top decision-making body at the UN
It was reported Tuesday, that to keep the Iran nuclear deal running despite the US withdrawal under President Donald Trump, US allies in Europe are plotting ways to circumvent sanctions against doing business with Iran.
The goal is to keep the deal running long enough for President Trump to be replaced or a new President to re-certify the original deal.
Among the workarounds include European countries considering using their own central banks as opposed to commercial banks which can be sanctioned for business dealings with Iran, in the belief being President Trump will not attempt to sanction an ally’s central bank.
The news comes as US diplomats in Europe are working to help companies that do business with Iran to find new markets for income, a senior Trump administration official said.
The program has not been made public, but it reportedly includes seminars and outreach to help businesses find ways to mitigate loss of business with Iran, as per the report.
A 2nd wave of Trump Administration sanctions against Iran are slated to be enacted in November.