Washington 0
11 August 2020

Discussing efforts to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran beyond October, the U.S. ambassador to the UN argued that “there’s a choice between the number one state sponsor of terrorism or peace and security around the world. The U.S. stands very firm… The U.S. will use every tool in our toolbox to make certain that the arms embargo is renewed”. The same day, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote that extending the embargo “would be a generational setback for the cause of multilateralism should the Security Council be bullied into torpedoing its own resolution”.

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