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Iran says United Nations arms embargo lifted | Asia Information

2020-10-25 13:24:30

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An Iranian girl wears a face masks as a COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic precaution, in Iran’s capital Tehran on October 14, 2020. (ATTA KENARE / Newpaper24)

TEHRAN – A United Nations-imposed arms embargo on Iran ended formally on Sunday according to a 2015 landmark nuclear deal, the Iranian international ministry mentioned.

“As of at this time, all restrictions on the switch of arms, associated actions and monetary companies to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran … are all mechanically terminated,” the ministry mentioned in a press release.

No particular motion was vital from the Iranian aspect because the embargo lifts mechanically if no extension or further measures are taken by the Safety Council, the Iranian international ministry mentioned

No particular motion was vital from the Iranian aspect because the embargo lifts mechanically if no extension or further measures are taken by the Safety Council, the assertion mentioned.

In the meantime, Iran is self-dependant in protection and sees no arms shopping for spree, it mentioned.

“Iran’s protection doctrine is premised on robust reliance on its folks and indigenous capabilities… Unconventional arms, weapons of mass destruction and a shopping for spree of standard arms don’t have any place in Iran’s protection doctrine,” the ministry mentioned.  

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However, Iran is eyeing a weapons commerce with its worldwide companions, Iranian UN mission spokesman Alireza Miryousefi was quoted as saying by Tehran Occasions each day on Saturday.

“Iran has many mates and buying and selling companions, and has a strong home arms business to make sure its protection necessities towards international aggression,” Miryousefi mentioned, dismissing US unilateral strikes to exert pressures on different international locations regarding arms offers with Iran.

Majority of nations have dismissed US so-called most stress coverage on Iran, he mentioned, including that the US makes an attempt to “violate” the Iranian nuclear deal, also referred to as the JCPOA, have led to its “isolation.”

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On Aug 15, the UN Safety Council rejected a decision proposed by Washington to increase the present arms embargo towards Iran.

Below UN Safety Council Decision 2231, which endorsed the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, the arms embargo towards Iran will expire on Oct 18.

The lifting of UN arms embargo could be “a political victory” for Iran as the US was unable to push the UN Safety Council for the extension, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani mentioned.

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