The U.S. gets a big thumbs down from the U.N. Security Council

Letters from 13 of 15 members underscore US isolation

The extent of US isolation at the UN has been driven home by formal letters from 13 of the 15 security council members opposing Trump administration attempts to extend the economic embargo on Iran.  The letters by the council members were all issued in the 24 hours since the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, came to the UN’s New York headquarters to declare Iran in non-compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal.  Only the Dominican Republic has yet to issue a formal letter on the subject.

“The Americans were actually being over the top in their ridiculousness,” one diplomat said.  “The underlying point here is that most countries on the security council basically agree with the US that Iran is not a nice country and it having nuclear weapons and more arms is not a good thing,” the diplomat said. “But the Americans misplayed their hand so often, so aggressively, that they isolated themselves from people not on policy, but on just being unpleasant.”

The Guardian:

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