Iran calls US defeat of UN arms embargo “humiliation” | World news


The Iranian president said on Saturday that the United States suffered a humiliating defeat after the UN security council refused to extend an arms embargo in Tehran. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the action a “big mistake”.The UN security council voted on Friday on the US effort to extend the arms embargo against Iran. Russia and China voted against, while 11 members – including France, Germany and Britain – abstained. The United States and the Dominican Republic were the only ones to vote.

“I don’t remember the United States preparing a resolution for months to strike a blow at the Islamic Republic of Iran, and it only receives one voice,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech. “But the great success has been that the United States has been defeated in this conspiracy with humiliation. ”

The UN arms embargo against Iran is set to expire under a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, which lifted numerous international sanctions against Iran in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program. Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the deal in 2018.


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