US calls for extension to Iran sanctions

Issue 1103 - 22 May 2020

The United States is continuing to push for an extension to a United Nations embargo on conventional arms sales to Iran, which is due to expire on 18 October, despite clear opposition from fellow UN Security Council (UNSC) members China and Russia. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said the US will “exercise all diplomatic options to ensure the UN arms embargo is extended.”

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