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US to submit UN resolution to extend Iran arms embargo next week: Pompeo

The arms embargo is set to expire in October as part of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers.

The United States will submit a resolution to the United Nations Security Council next week to ensure the arms sale ban on Iran is extended “one way or another,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today.  

“The Security Council’s mission is to maintain international peace and security. The council would make an absolute mockery of that mission if it allowed the No. 1 state sponsor of terrorism to buy and sell weapons freely,” Pompeo said during a briefing with reporters.   

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