USA: Pompeo says Iran arms embargo shouldn't expire

Iran would become the «arms dealer of choice for terrorists and rogue regimes all throughout the world» if a UN arms embargo against the country was not extended beyond October, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington DC on Wednesday. «The resolution that we will present to the UN Security Council would extend the conventional arms embargo on the leading state sponsor of terror. Our focus now is to work with the Security Council to pass this resolution,» said Pompeo. «I think all but a couple of nations understand that this should not expire. And there's going to be a discussion about how it is that we extend it,» Pompeo continued. The UN-imposed Iran arms embargo is due to cease in October under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which Washington withdrew from in May 2018.

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