While the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said Thursday that in the upcoming talks between Tehran and the P5+1, Iran is seeking “cooperation” from world powers, West countries are again intensifying their confrontation with Iran over Syria.
In a recent report, an expert panel monitoring U.N. sanctions on Iran charged Iran to violate a U.N. Security Council ban on weapons exports by the Islamic Republic, sending arms shipments to Syria.
The new report claimed that the panel investigated three large illegal shipments of Iranian weapons over the past year.
“Iran has continued to defy the international community through illegal arms shipments,” the report stated. “Two of these cases involved (Syria), as were the majority of cases inspected by the Panel during its previous mandate, underscoring that Syria continues to be the central party to illicit Iranian arms transfers.”
The panel said that IRISL (Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines) has set up what appear to be front companies intended to operate vessels and obscure its ownership, Reuters reported.
False news of the panel’s report came as Tehran and the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency try to narrow their differences on how to tackle concerns over Iran’s nuclear program, and as Iran prepares for talks with the five permanent council members and Germany in Iraq next week.
The West powers charged Iran to violate UN sanctions when Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili with the West affirmed that “cooperation is what we can talk about in Baghdad.”
Sources: Press TV, Washington Post