Iran says U.S. attempts to extend arms embargo to fail

Wang Xinjuan
2020-08-12 20:34:59

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Washington will fail in its attempts to push the UN Security Council for the extension of a UN arms embargo against Tehran, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said here on Wednesday.

Hopefully, "the United States will be defeated and face isolation" in its attempt to extend the arms ban, Rouhani said at a cabinet meeting, according to state TV.

Also, any attempt to endorse the U.S.-initiated proposal would be a clear violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and the Iranian 2015 multilateral nuclear deal, he said, adding that the parties behind the ploy should accept the consequences.

He also dismissed the claims by the U.S. President Donald Trump that he would be looking for peace with Iran immediately after re-election.

"If you are sincere and seek peace, which you have never been after, why do you take such actions (sanction pressures) against the Iranian nation?" he was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency on Wednesday.

The UN embargo against Iran, subject to the 2015 landmark Iranian nuclear deal, is set to expire in October, and Washington, which left the deal two years ago, has urged the UN Security Council for its renewal.


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