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The UN Secretary-General and Pompeo will hold a meeting on Iran on August 20

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Secretary of state Michael Pompeo will discuss on Thursday the US intention to return sanctions on Iran. This was announced on Wednesday at a briefing by the official representative of the UN Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric.

According to him, “the meeting will be held on Thursday afternoon at the personal residence of the Secretary-General.”

According to diplomatic sources, the talks will concern Washington's intention to launch the procedure for the return of UN sanctions against Iran.

The representative of the Secretary-General, answering a question about the right of the US to start such a procedure, despite the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, noted that the decision on the legality of the US request should be made by the UN member States, not the Secretary-General.

“This is a decision and a topic for comments by [UN] the Member States,” he said.

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