Secretary of State Mike Pompeo argued that “if the UN arms embargo on Iran expires in October, Iran will be able to buy new fighter aircraft like Russia’s SU-30 and China’s J-10. With these highly lethal aircraft, Europe and Asia could be in Iran’s crosshairs. The U.S. will never let this happen”. The same day, media reports indicated that the U.S. circulated a resolution draft in the UN Security Council to extend the embargo.
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