Tehran Raps US for Pushing UN to Extend Arms Embargo on Iran

Tehran Raps US for Pushing UN to Extend Arms Embargo on Iran

Iran’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations has taken a swipe at the US for seeking to violate the resolutions of the world body.

Majid Takht Ravanchi said Washington is asking the United Nations Security Council to flout its own resolutions and maintain an arms embargo on Iran.

“Yet another attempt by US to distract from its continued #EconomicTerrorism on the Iranian people: this time, US is calling on #UNSC to violate its very resolution 2231, and continue arms restrictions on Iran,” said the diplomat in a tweet.

His comments came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Security Council to extend an international arms embargo on Iran. He said the lifting of the ban would prompt Tehran to start an arms race in the Middle East.

Under a UN resolution pertaining to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the arms embargo on Iran is scheduled to be lifted in October, 2020.

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