Washington 0
10 July 2020

Referring to the UN arms embargo on Iran, the U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, remarked: “what do they do if the arms embargo expires and they want to buy more arms? Part of the answer is sell more arms to anyone who would buy… that's something we watch very carefully because Iran does manufacture of things that it could, in theory, sell”. “Or it could buy, for example, jets from Russia or China”, Abrams continued. “Then, with some kind of markup, sell them to Venezuela. Now we're getting back to the Cuban Missile Crisis here… I'm sure that this administration and I would hope any administration would place really significant limits on the kind of arms that Iran can ship to the Western Hemisphere”.

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