Huffington Post quotes French Ambassador to the United States Gérard Araud from an Atlantic Council event on the Iran nuclear negotiations: 

Speaking at an Atlantic Council event last month, French Ambassador to the United States Gérard Araud said that the French negotiators had floated a mechanism to reverse the veto power. In other words, lifted United Nations (UN) sanctions would be automatically restored in the event of Iranian noncompliance, unless there was a vote to keep the sanctions relief in place — and that vote would be subject to a veto.

Reuters first reported that the six countries agreed to automatically reimpose UN sanctions if Iran were to be found guilty of cheating on the terms of the nuclear deal — however, it remains unclear how the six countries will reach an agreement on whether or not Iran violated its nuclear obligations.


“Based on what the French ambassador said at the Atlantic event, and based on what the Russians have said is their red line — needing some Security Council process — my interpretation of the tea leaves is that there would be some kind of vote,” said Abdi.

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