Russia Requests U.N. Security Council Meeting Friday on Iran – Diplomats

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attend a news conference, after a meeting in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia, 14 February 2019. Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Russia requested a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran on Friday, diplomats said, as the United States sought to restore all U.N. sanctions on Iran in a move rejected by Moscow.

Russia requested a public virtual meeting of the 15-member body “with regard to today’s developments,” Russia’s U.N. mission told council diplomats in a message seen by Reuters.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols at the United Nations; Writing by Daphne Psaledakis and Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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