UN Security Council Rejects U.S. Proposal to Extend Arms Embargo on Iran

(New York Times) Michael Schwirtz - The UN Security Council on Friday rejected a proposal to indefinitely extend an arms embargo on Iran. Only the Dominican Republic joined the U.S. in supporting the proposal, while Russia and China voted against and 11 countries abstained, including Britain, France and Germany. "We can't allow the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism to buy and sell weapons," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Vienna before the vote. "I mean, that's just nuts....We will continue to work to ensure that the theocratic terror regime does not have the freedom to purchase and sell weapons that threaten the heart of Europe, the Middle East and beyond."

2020-08-17 00:00:00

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