Officials: U.S. Seeks Indefinite U.N. Arms Embargo on Iran

April 28, 2020


Edith Lederer and Matthew Lee


Associated Press

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The United States is circulating a draft U.N. resolution that would indefinitely extend an arms embargo on Iran beyond its current October 2020 expiration. According to U.S. officials, the resolution will be presented for a vote in May. Russia and China, who have expressed interest in resuming arms sales to Iran, are likely to oppose the resolution. According to the officials, the Trump administration is not currently planning to invoke the “snapback” of U.N. sanctions, despite its assertion that the United States retains this right as an original participant in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).