Iran's Arms Trade Needs No Prior Consent from UNSC: Envoy

Iran's Arms Trade Needs No Prior Consent from UNSC: Envoy

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – With the termination of the UN arms restrictions, Iran’s arms trade with the world needs no prior consent from the United Nations Security Council, the Iranian ambassador to the UN said.

"5 years after Adoption Day of JCPOA—& in accordance with UNSCR 2231—illegal arms restrictions on Iran are now terminated. As of today, Iran's arms trade needs no prior consent from UNSC. The US tried to prevent this but it failed, as the UNSC rejected all US efforts,” Majid Takht Ravanchi tweeted on Sunday.

It came after the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran released a statement on Sunday, announcing the official termination of UN Security Council provisions on arms restrictions and travel ban.

It said October 18 is “a momentous day for the international community,” praising the world for standing with Tehran “in defiance of the US regime’s efforts.”

The administration of US President Donald Trump suffered an embarrassing loss on August 14 as it failed to renew the Iranian arms embargo through a resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Russia and China voted against the motion and the remaining 11 council members, including France, Germany and the UK, abstained.

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