New US Sanctions On Iran: UNSC Urges Dialogue To Defuse Tensions

The UN Security Council called for dialogue and measures to end tensions in the Gulf, but Iran rejected talks with the united states after President Donald Trump imposed fresh sanctions.

In a unanimous press statement drafted by Kuwait, the council condemned recent attacks on oil tankers, calling them a threat to the world's energy supply and to international peace and security.

After a two-hour meeting, the council agreed on a statement that did not single out Iran but made clear that all sides should back away from a much-feared military confrontation.