The lifting of Iran's arms embargo was a great achievement: Vaezi

TEHRAN - Presidential Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi has said sanctions on Iran's arms imports and exports will be lifted’ next week, calling the development a "major achievement" for Iran.


The lifting of Iran's arms embargo was a "great achievement": Vaezi

"The restrictions we have on arms exports and imports will be lifted next week," Vaezi said during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, according to IRNA.


Vaezi said the lifting of the UN arms embargo was a major achievement, adding: "The embargo was imposed in 2010. The embargo has been in place for more than ten years and should be lifted’ next week. Will. "


Under the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the JCPOA, the UN arms embargo on Iran will end on October 18. The United States has done everything in its power to prevent the arms embargo from expiring. It has submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for an extension of the arms embargo, but 13 of the 15 members of the UN Security Council have vehemently rejected the resolution.


The United States has also used the so-called "snapback mechanism" to reject all UN sanctions on Iran. This move failed miserably. The United States continued the move despite strong opposition from all members of the JCPOA and almost all members of the UN Security Council, who unanimously said that the United States would withdraw from the nuclear deal on May 8. Has lost the legal authority to activate the process 2018


On September 19, the United States unilaterally announced the lifting of all UN arms embargoes on Iran, but the international community rejected the move. However, the United States has threatened unilateral sanctions against anyone violating UN sanctions.


Vaezi reiterated that lifting the arms embargo was a major victory for Iran against the United States, which used all its power to extend the embargo but failed.


He then tried to activate the snapback mechanism but failed again, adding, "It was also a great success."


"Iran is not a country where the United States can use its power and capabilities to do what it wants," he said.


The deputy chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee also said that Iran would soon enjoy the right to buy and sell arms, as the lifting of the arms embargo on the Islamic Republic was imminent.


In the years following the end of the JCPOA, the Islamic Republic of Iran complied with international standards. However, a significant portion of Iran’s privileges and rights has not been realized’ by the JCPOA member states, "Abbas Moghaddam said, Mohr reported on Wednesday.


Moghtadaei said that under the JCPOA, the arms embargo on Iran would soon be lifted’ and Iran would be able to sell arms to interested parties, and in return, Iran would buy arms and equipment. Which cannot be produced locally’.


Moghtadaei remarked that "the United States has withdrawn from the JCPOA, and under no circumstances can it comment on issues including the lifting of the arms embargo on Iran."


He added that Iran is an independent country that has always fulfilled its international obligations and can now enforce legal action under international law.


The JCPOA ratifying UN Security Council Resolution 2231 was signed’ on July 14, 2018, between Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the European Union, Russia, and China. However, US President Donald Trump abandoned the agreement. On May 8, 2018, in pursuit of what he called the "maximum pressure" policy against Iran.


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