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World Iran: Tehran judges that the UN embargo on its arms has ended

07:50  18 october  2020
07:50  18 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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This will not fix the crisis with the United States in the Security Council. Iran said on Sunday that the UN arms embargo on Tehran has now expired, under the terms of the Iranian international nuclear agreement and Security Council resolution 2231.

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Today's normalization of Iran’s defense cooperation with the world is a win for the cause of multilateralism and peace and security in our region. pic.twitter.com/sRO6ezu4OO

- Javad Zarif (@JZarif) October 17, 2020

“As of today, all restrictions on arms transfers, related activities and financial services to and from from the Islamic Republic of Iran, (…) are all automatically lifted, ”the Iranian Foreign Ministry said. Under the terms of the Iranian international nuclear agreement, this embargo prohibiting, among other things, the sale of arms and heavy military equipment to Iran was supposed to expire on October 18. "The Islamic Republic of Iran can therefore obtain the necessary weapons and equipment from any source without any legal restrictions and only on the basis of its defensive needs," the ministry added.

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Iran ’s foreign ministry has declared the victory of “multilateralism, peace and security”, as the UN ’s conventional arms embargo effectively expired “As of today, all restrictions on the transfer of arms , related activities and financial services to and from The Islamic Republic of Iran , and all prohibitions

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It remains to be seen how the great powers will react. Moscow confirmed in September its willingness to develop cooperation in military matters with Tehran once the embargo was lifted. The China also makes no secret of its intention to sell weapons to Iran after October 18. In August, however, the United States failed in an attempt to push the Security Council to extend the embargo and restore the international sanctions lifted under the pact.

The Iranian ministry hailed Sunday as "a momentous day for the international community", adding that the world stood by Tehran's side "in defiance of the efforts of the American regime". In May 2018, US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled his country out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in Vienna.

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