Iran’s foreign minister has said that the United States desperately needs to show support for its anti-Iran struggle.
Iran says that UNSC faces a “great test” as the top body is set to discuss a US bid to extend the arms embargo on the Islamic Republic.
Iran on Sunday strongly criticized the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) for its “irresponsible” call for extending an arms embargo on the country.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson warned there would be “effective” retaliatory measures if the European states gave in to the US pressures for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran.
Russia has warned that the United States’ controversial bid to extend an arms embargo on Iran that is expected to expire under the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal jeopardizes the prospect of the agreement’s continued preservation.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the lifting of a UN arms embargo on Iran as a significant achievement of the 2015 nuclear deal, warning that any US push to extend the embargo will draw Tehran’s reaction.
Rouhani on Wednesday urged UNSC members, especially veto-wielding China and Russia, to oppose a US "conspiracy" to extend an arms embargo.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the US administration of unleashing a politically motivated campaign against Iran and is calling for “universal condemnation” of the US attempt to get the UN Security Council to impose a permanent arms embargo against the Islamic Republic.
Ali Shamkhani highlighted the futility of the US plan to extend an arms embargo against Tehran, saying such a desperate bid has triggered a decisive response from Russia and China.