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Iran: Rouhani marks UN arms embargo lift, emphasises US failure in dismantling JCPOA03:50

Iran: Rouhani marks UN arms embargo lift, emphasises US failure in dismantling JCPOA

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
October 21, 2020 at 14:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that plans from the United States administration to push other countries to exit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) had failed during a weekly cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

"All of their [the US] efforts were to make everyone exit the JCPOA. They were after this in order to make the UNSC (United Nations Security Council) and IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) impose a resolution against us (...) They did not succeed. Whatever they did, they faced failure," added Rouhani during the meeting.

The Iranian president also lauded the end of an arms embargo lift on Iran's military which had prevented the Islamic Republic in engaging in arms deals over the last 13 years.

"It doesn't matter how many weapons we are going to buy or sell, it is important that we obtain our rights," said Rouhani.

The United Nations arms embargo on Iran expired last Sunday in line with the provisions of the Iran nuclear deal.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that plans from the United States administration to push other countries to exit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) had failed during a weekly cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

"All of their [the US] efforts were to make everyone exit the JCPOA. They were after this in order to make the UNSC (United Nations Security Council) and IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) impose a resolution against us (...) They did not succeed. Whatever they did, they faced failure," added Rouhani during the meeting.

The Iranian president also lauded the end of an arms embargo lift on Iran's military which had prevented the Islamic Republic in engaging in arms deals over the last 13 years.

"It doesn't matter how many weapons we are going to buy or sell, it is important that we obtain our rights," said Rouhani.

The United Nations arms embargo on Iran expired last Sunday in line with the provisions of the Iran nuclear deal.

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