Pompeo Urges UN Security Council to Renew Arms Embargo on Iran

Posted on March 5, 2020 11:49 am

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the U.N. Security Council to renew the arms embargo on Iran before it expires in October.

“As we approach this big demarcation that occurs in October, the very missiles that put American lives at risk in Iraq, and the very missiles that fell on Saudi Aramco, can be lawfully sold by China or Russia to Iran,” Pompeo told State Department reporters on Thursday. Officials say Iran was behind the September 14, 2019, drone attack on Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-controlled oil facility.

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,