U.S. says it is willing to impose sanctions on any arms suppliers to Iran

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The United States is prepared to impose sanctions against companies and individuals involved in supplying or purchasing weapons to Iran. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this on Sunday, October 18.

“No country wishing peaceful Middle East should think about selling weapons to Iran – every weapon that the regime buys will be at the disposal of its radical ideology”, – wrote the head of American diplomacy on Twitter. According to him, Washington uses sanctions against individuals and organizations involved in the sale of arms to Tehran.

Earlier this day, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced the end of the arms embargo against Tehran.

On August 14 it became known that the UN Security Council rejected the U.S. draft resolution to extend the arms embargo against Iran. Russia and China voted against it, the USA and Dominican Republic voted for it, France, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Vietnam, South Africa, Indonesia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Estonia abstained.