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Iran Said That The Participants Of The Nuclear Deal Would Oppose The Arms Embargo

Iran Said That The Participants Of The Nuclear Deal Would Oppose The Arms Embargo

The countries that developed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program will vote against extending the arms embargo against Tehran. This opinion was expressed on Saturday by the official representative of the Iranian government, Ali Rabei.

"We are convinced that the parties to the nuclear deal, as well as the permanent members of the UN Security Council, will oppose the intentions of the US," the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers quoted him as saying. According to the Rabei, " Washington's desire to extend the arms embargo [against Iran] is another confirmation that the US is defiantly ignoring international agreements and law."

On May 1, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Washington is ready to take any measures to prevent Tehran from acquiring Russian or Chinese armored vehicles after the end of the embargo.

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 the Islamic Republic on the basis of the JCPOA. In accordance with the provisions of this document, which was signed by the permanent "five" of the UN Security Council and Germany with Iran in 2015, Tehran will be able to purchase weapons and military equipment from foreign suppliers from October.

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