Pompeo Said That The US Does Everything To Prevent Iran From Buying Armored Vehicles From Russia Or China
Washington is ready to take any measures to prevent Tehran from acquiring Russian or Chinese armored vehicles after the end of the arms embargo. This was stated on Thursday by US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in an interview with journalist Lars Larson, the transcript was published by the press service of the US Foreign Ministry.
Speaking about the Iranian authorities, Pompeo noted that the administration of US President Donald Trump, "when October comes this year, will do everything possible to make sure that they will not be able to buy tanks and armored vehicles from Russia or China."
Regarding the prospects of Iran acquiring weapons after the expiration of the embargo, the US Secretary of state added: "The positive thing is that the UN Security Council resolution allows us to make sure that this does not happen. And we are working with our Chinese, Russian, British, and French partners in the Security Council and even more widely, throughout the UN, to make sure that they all agree to prevent this from happening to start on October 18 this year."
The New York Times reported on April 26 that the United States intends to try to get the UN Security Council to adopt a draft resolution that provides for maintaining the arms embargo against Tehran based on the provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program. The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a comment on March 3, in which it noted that the issue of extending the arms embargo in the UN Security Council is not worth it.