Vienna, August 14
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday referred to as for the world to unite round a long-shot American bid to indefinitely lengthen a United Nations (UN) arms embargo on Iran.
As members of the UN Security Council voted remotely on a US decision to extend the embargo that’s extensively anticipated to fail, Pompeo stated it was “nuts” to permit Iran to purchase and promote weapons at will.
Pompeo spoke properly earlier than an announcement of the outcomes of the vote, which many diplomats consider will finish in an embarrassing defeat for the Trump administration.
“We ask nations to urge the UN Security Council to renew the arms embargo on Iran,” Pompeo stated in Vienna, the place he met with the UN nuclear watchdog’s head, Rafael Grossi, and with senior Austrian officers. “We cannot permit the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism to purchase and promote weapons. I imply, that is simply nuts.” — AP