Stock photo of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran operating a T-72 tank during a military exercise in the southern part of the country.
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In 2015, Iran signed the JCPOA with China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and the European Union, requiring Iran to scale back its nuclear program and severely downgrade its uranium reserves in exchange for sanctions relief, including lifting the arms embargo five years after the deal’s adoption.

“As of today, all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from The Islamic Republic of Iran, and all prohibitions regarding the entry or transit through territories of the United Nations Member States previously imposed on a number of Iranian citizens and military officials, are all automatically terminated,” the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran stated.

​No special action was necessary from Iran’s side as the embargo lifts automatically if no extension or additional measures are taken by the Security Council, the statement read.

Tehran said this gives authorities free reign to undertake new defense policy based solely on its own decisions.

“Therefore, as of today, the Islamic Republic of Iran may procure any necessary arms and equipment from any source without any legal restrictions and solely based on its defensive needs, and may also export defensive armaments based on its own policies,” the statement read.

In 2018, the United States abandoned its conciliatory position on Iran and withdrew from the JCPOA, beginning to pursue a tough policy towards Tehran.

Earlier this year, the US tried to campaign for the restoration of international sanctions against Iran, in particular for the extension of the arms embargo, but all its draft resolutions were eventually rejected.

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Chuck Boyce
Chuck Boyce
2020-10-18 02:51

Just another screwup by Trump. It’s not like he wanted to build a hotel in Tehran. Stupid greed makes the world ever more dangerous

Art
Art
2020-10-18 03:36
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Whops, our Government blew this deal. Sure am glad we a guy that the art of the deal down pat!

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-10-18 04:45

Nightmare? I don’t think so! US arms sales will sky-rocket in the region, and not only the US ones BTW! They drank pink-Champagne at Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon in order to celebrate this!