Iran says US push to extend Tehran’s arms embargo is ‘illegitimate’

by Carter Toni

Iran ignored as “illegitimate” efforts through the U . s . States to increase the U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Tehran, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman stated on Monday.

Iran says US

“Iran isn’t trying to exit the 2015 nuclear cope with six forces … America’s move is illegitimate and our reaction is going to be proportionate,” Abbas Mousavi stated inside a televised weekly news conference.

The U . s . States stated on Thursday it had been “hopeful” the U.N. Security Council would extend the arms embargo on Iran before it expires in October.

President Jesse Trump’s administration continues to be going for a harder line using the Un over its need to extend and strengthen the embargo on Iran.

Washington has threatened to trigger coming back of U.N. sanctions on Iran as leverage to obtain backing in the 15-member Security Council on extending the U.N. arms embargo on Tehran.

“The U . s . States isn’t a person in the nuclear deal any longer … Iran’s response to America’s illegal measures is going to be firm,” Mousavi stated.

Trump withdrew the U . s . States in the Iran nuclear offer 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Tehran which have crippled its economy.

Underneath the deal, Iran decided to halt its sensitive nuclear work in return for sanctions relief.

Iran, which denies its nuclear program targets creating a explosive device, has progressively folded back its commitments underneath the accord because the U . s . States quit. It argues that Washington’s actions justify this type of course.

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