Dominic Green Dominic Green

Mike Pompeo: ‘I regret’ Britain’s Iran sanctions vote

Why is Boris Johnson going against America once again?

Picture by Pippa Fowles / No. 10 Downing Street

The halls of the UN are a habitual stage for empty gestures and vaporous rhetoric, but last Friday’s Security Council vote was a dangerous theatre of the absurd – and one in which two American allies played ignominious supporting roles.

The Council not only rejected the Trump administration’s proposal to extend Resolution 2231, which restricts conventional arms sales to the rogue regime in Iran.

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