U. N weapons embargo on Iran lifts after 13 years

Published Oct 18 2020 at 2:22 PM GMT
  • A 13-year-old United Nations embargo on Iran that blocked the nation from buying and selling weapons expired on Sunday, despite US protests, The Associated Press reports.
  • Iran's foreign affairs minister, Javad Zarif, called the occasion a "momentous day for the international community " in defiance of the US regime's effort.
  • The US Defense Intelligence Agency claimed last year that if the embargo was allowed to expire, as was in keeping with the five-year timetable described by the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, then Iran would potentially attempt to purchase fighter jets, anti-aircraft missiles, and tanks from Russia, or other arms from China.
  • Iran has insisted it has no plans for a "buying spree," and some experts say the country is "more likely to purchase small numbers of advanced weapons systems," The Guardian reports.



  • Published Oct 18, 2020 2:22 PM GMT