Graham: UN Security Council’s rejection of extension of arms embargo to Iran is “major mistake”

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His. Lindsey GrahamSenator Lindsey Olin GrahamGOP Shoots All Over Biden, Obama Era Polls Has Congress Captured Russian Politics? Graham on Harris: “No problem” as to whether “she is an American citizen” READ MORE (RS.C.) said the United Nations Security Council’s decision to reject the United States’ request to expand an arms embargo against Iran was a “major mistake.”“The United Nations Security Council has overwhelmingly rejected an extension of the Iranian arms embargo. It was a major mistake of the UN. It also makes a major conflict with Iran much more likely as they build their military arsenal, ”Graham, a prominent foreign policy hawk, tweeted Saturday.

The reprimand comes a day after the Security Council rejected the Trump administration’s proposal to extend an arms embargo against Iran. The result was expected given the opposition from Russia and China, who hold the veto power.

A Security Council resolution approved in 2015 in support of the nuclear deal between Iran and several world powers called for a ban on imports and exports of conventional arms to and from Iran. This embargo should be lifted on October 18.

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Graham said Friday’s vote would make the Middle East more dangerous and create potential conflicts.

“Iran is still the largest sponsor of terrorism in the world. As the Iranian military grows, it establishes a collision course with Israel and others threatened by the Iranian regime. A stupid decision by the UN, ”he said.

Pompeo also criticized the vote, calling it “inexcusable”.

“He rejected a reasonable resolution to extend the 13-year-old arms embargo on Iran and paved the way for the first world state that supports terrorism to buy and sell conventional weapons without specific restrictions organization in place for the first time in more than a decade. The failure of the Security Council to act decisively to defend international peace and security is inexcusable, ”he said in a statement.



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