Iranians at an anti-US protest in Tehran on May 9, 2018, one day after Trump announced the US was ditching the nuclear agreement and reimposing sanctions on Iran. Photo: EPA-EFE Iranians at an anti-US protest in Tehran on May 9, 2018, one day after Trump announced the US was ditching the nuclear agreement and reimposing sanctions on Iran. Photo: EPA-EFE
Iranians at an anti-US protest in Tehran on May 9, 2018, one day after Trump announced the US was ditching the nuclear agreement and reimposing sanctions on Iran. Photo: EPA-EFE
Will Saetren
Opinion

Opinion

Will Saetren

Global outcry against US call for sanctions ‘snapback’ on Iran was a long time coming

  • Under Donald Trump, the US abandoned the deal and sent US foreign policy spiralling. Is it any wonder the US snapback proposal was roundly rejected – by 13 of the 15 Security Council members within 24 hours?

Iranians at an anti-US protest in Tehran on May 9, 2018, one day after Trump announced the US was ditching the nuclear agreement and reimposing sanctions on Iran. Photo: EPA-EFE Iranians at an anti-US protest in Tehran on May 9, 2018, one day after Trump announced the US was ditching the nuclear agreement and reimposing sanctions on Iran. Photo: EPA-EFE
Iranians at an anti-US protest in Tehran on May 9, 2018, one day after Trump announced the US was ditching the nuclear agreement and reimposing sanctions on Iran. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Will Saetren

Will Saetren

Will Saetren (@WillSaetren) is a project lead at CRDF Global, where he specialises in nuclear security. He previously worked at the Institute for China-America Studies where he directed the organisation's portfolio on nuclear weapons policy. He is the author of Ghosts of the Cold War: Rethinking the Need for a New Nuclear Cruise Missile, and an alumnus of the Roger Hale fellowship at the Ploughshares Fund.