Iran’s defense minister said the Islamic Republic is more inclined to sell weapons rather than buy them, after the expiry of a longstanding UN conventional arms embargo.
An Iranian diplomat said the country has “many friends” to start trading in armaments with them in line with its national interests.
Moscow and Tehran roundly reject an underway effort by the US to “permanently” extend an arms embargo against Iran that will legally expire next month.
US President Donald Trump has signaled that it seeks to illegally extend an expiring arms embargo on Iran.
Leveling accusations against Iran, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pointed to efforts to impose an arms embargo against the Islamic Republic in the future.
Russian senior diplomat mocked the US for the Dominican Republic's only affirmative vote on the draft resolution on the extension of Iran arms embargo, saying sarcastically that it is apparently a major actor in the Persian Gulf.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said a recent meeting of the United Nations Security Council that ended by the resounding failure of the United States in its bid to extend an arms embargo on Iran was a great political achievement and a historical victory for the Iranian nation.
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami mocked the US’ humiliating defeat after the rejection of its bid for the extension of a UN arms embargo on Iran, expressing Tehran’s readiness for arms trade with the friends.
President Hassan Rouhani expressed "great hopes" Wednesday that a US bid to extend an arms embargo on Iran will fail, warning of consequences if the UN Security Council backs it.
Iran’s foreign minister has said that the United States desperately needs to show support for its anti-Iran struggle.