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Under the terms of the Iranian nuclear agreement, this embargo banning the sale of weapons and heavy military equipment to Iran has expired this Sunday, October 18.
Iran is adamant:has now expired, under the terms of the Iranian international nuclear agreement and Security Council resolution 2231. "From today, all restrictions on transfers of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran, (...) are all automatically lifted," he said. the Iranian Foreign Ministry in a statement.
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© AFP / Atta Kenare Tehran (Iran), February 2, 2019. A military exhibition is organized to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution. Iran said on Sunday that a UN (United Nations) arms embargo has now expired. Tehran, the Iranian capital, believes that this is the result of the international Iran nuclear agreement and resolution 2231 of the UN Security Council, the government of the international institution.
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Under the terms of the international Iranian nuclear agreement, this embargo prohibiting in particular the sale of weapons and heavy military equipment to Iran was supposed to expire this Sunday October 18. "The Islamic Republic of Iran can therefore obtain the necessary weapons and equipment from any source without any legal restriction and only on the basis of its defensive needs," adds the text published by the ministry.The Russian could jump at the opportunity
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Moscow confirmed in September its willingness to develop its military cooperation with Tehran after the embargo lifted and China is also making no secret of its intention to sell arms to Iran after Oct. 18. According to the ministry statement, the Islamic Republic "can also export defensive armaments on the basis of its own policies".
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In August,Towards a "normalization of Iran's cooperation with the world"? in an attempt to push the Security Council to extend this embargo and to restore international sanctions against it Iran lifted under the terms of the pact. The Iranian ministry hailed this Sunday "a memorable day for the international community", adding that the world stood alongside Tehran "in defiance of the efforts of the American regime".
In May 2018, US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled his country out of the Iran nuclear deal concluded in 2015 in Vienna. The Iranian statement urges the United States to "abandon its destructive approach to resolution 2231", recalling that the American attempts have been "categorically rejected on several occasions over the past three months by the Security Council" .
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In the event of a "material violation of the resolution and objectives" of the nuclear pact, the statement said, "the Islamic Republic of 'Iran reserves the right to take all necessary countermeasures to guarantee its national interests. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on his Twitter account that the international community had "protected" the nuclear deal and this Sunday marked the "normalization of Iran's cooperation with the world".
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