Weekly roundup of world briefs
August 28, 2020
US rejects Russia’s offer for virtual summit on Iran
(JNS) — The United States has rejected Russia’s offer for a virtual summit outside of the United Nations regarding Iran.
“The United States believes strongly that the Security Council is the best place to have discussions related to extending the U.N. arms embargo, and we have the benefit of 13 years of Security Council precedent on our side,” a U.S. State Department spokesperson told U.S. News & World Report.
The Russian effort comes as the U.N. Security Council rejected on Friday a U.S.-led resolution to indefinitely exten...