Washington 0
21 July 2020

During a visit to London, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had “discussed with both the prime minister and with the foreign secretary the importance of extending the UN arms embargo on the Islamic Republic of Iran [beyond October 2020]”. Relatedly, the U.S. UN envoy warned the Security Council that “the regime in Tehran is poised to unleash even more misery and bloodshed, not just in Gaza, but in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen, should this Council allow the lifting of the arms embargo on Iran. Arguably, this session and the meetings on the Middle East in the months to come, should be focused on this great threat to peace and security”.

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