Iran slams US efforts to reimpose arms embargo, UN sanctions

Al-Monitor – The remarks from the Iranian ambassador to the UN follow a US proposal to the UN to extend an arms embargo on Iran.

The reimposition of UN sanctions on Iran will allow the Islamic Republic to act without “constraint,” its ambassador to the UN warned Thursday. His comments follow US efforts to extend an arms embargo on Iran and US statements on reimposing UN sanctions should that fail.

“If that happens, Iran will not be under constraint as to what course of action it should take,” Majid Ravanchi told reporters, according to The Associated Press. “All options for Iran will be open.”

The arms embargo on Iran restricts Iran’s ability to obtain and transfer weapons and expires in October. The expiration is part of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that the United States walked away from in 2018.

On Wednesday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft and the US envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, briefed the UN Security Council on a proposal to extend the embargo.

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