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Pompeo urges UN to extend Iran arms embargo

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Tuesday that the United Nations should extend arms embargo on Iran to preserve regional stability. He said that "lifting the embargo will enable Iran to acquire aircraft and submarines which would threaten freedom of navigation in the region's waterways."

Pompeo told the Security Council that Iran is already violating the existing arms embargo. "Imagine what could happen if restrictions are lifted," he stressed. Explaining his request, he said that the sanctions hadn't blocked the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Iran arms embargo is set to expire in October this year.

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