US embargo warns of sanctions for arms sale after expiration

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the sale of arms to Iran would violate UN resolutions. (File)

Washington:

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that the sale of arms to Iran would overturn UN resolutions and that following sanctions Tehran said the long-standing ban on trade arms with the Islamic Republic of the United Nations had ended. Was.

Pompeo said in a statement: “The United States is ready to use its national authorities to sanction any person or institution that supplies, sells or exchanges conventional weapons to or from Iran. Contribute. “

“Any country that seeks peace and stability in the Middle East and supports the fight against terrorism must avoid any arms trade with Iran.”

The ban on the sale of conventional weapons to Iran was due at the start of a subsequent termination from October 18 under a UN resolution that upholds the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers.

Tehran, which can now buy arms from Russia, China and elsewhere, has called diplomacy a diplomatic victory over its radical United States, which has tried to keep arms sales uncertain.

US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the nuclear deal in 2018 and began unilaterally suspending sanctions against Iran.

Pompeo said that “For the past 10 years, countries have avoided selling arms to Iran under various UN measures. Any country that now challenges this ban is clearly fueling conflict, peace and security. Will choose stress over promotion. “

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