Arms Embargo on Iran Set to Expire

(Foundation for Defense of Democracies) Andrea Stricker - This October, the UN arms embargo on Iran will sunset even though Tehran continues to attack its neighbors. The 2015 nuclear deal became part of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which included a five-year international arms embargo. The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency assesses that Tehran will likely import new conventional weaponry and military equipment from Russia and China. International law will no longer prohibit Iran from exporting such weapons to other countries or its proxy militias in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon. There is also an impending sunset on UN missile restrictions against Iran, which expire in 2023. At that time, Iran will be free to import missile-related equipment and to buy and sell advanced systems. Also in 2023, restrictions on Iran's advanced centrifuge capabilities will begin to sunset. The writer is a research fellow at FDD.

2020-01-23 00:00:00

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