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With expiration of UN embargo, Iran makes pitch for arms sales

The UN embargo on Iranian arms sales expired Sunday, and Iranian officials are ready to export weapons.
A handout picture provided by the Iranian Army official website on September 10, 2020, shows an Iranian Shalamcheh missile being fired during a military exercise in the Gulf, near the  strategic strait of Hormuz in southern Iran. - The Iranian navy began a three-day exercise in the Sea of Oman near the strategic Strait of Hormuz today, deploying an array of warships, drones and missiles. One of the exercise's objectives is to devise "tactical offensive and defensive strategies for safeguarding the country's

Iranian officials and analysts say that with the expiration of the arms embargo, they are now ready to sell weapons to other countries.

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami gave an interview to Iranian television outlining the country’s plan now that the UN arms embargo — which was part of the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — has expired. Hatami said numerous officials from various countries have visited Iran and are “surprised” by the progress the country has made in regards to their weapons industry despite sanctions.

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