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Iran gets rid of UN arms embargo

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Published: 20:30, 18 October 2020  
Iran gets rid of UN arms embargo

Iran has gotten rid of UN arms embargo imposed 13 years ago.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday said that UN sanctions on the import and export of conventional weapons had been expired.

The UN Security Council imposed an arms embargo on Iran in 2007. The nuclear deal, signed between Iran and the six nations in 2015, said the arms embargo would be lifted in five years if Tehran adhered to the agreement. In line with the terms of a landmark nuclear deal, Iran finally got rid of the embargo.

Iran’s foreign ministry in a statement said, “As part of Resolution 2231 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the accord signed in 2015, the sanctions expired automatically. In this case, there is no need for the UN Security Council to make a formal announcement.”

The end of the embargo means Iran will legally be able to buy and sell conventional arms, including missiles, helicopters and tanks, and the Iranian foreign ministry said the country can now “procure any necessary arms and equipment from any source without any legal restrictions, and solely based on its defensive needs”.


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