Iran’s arms embargo extension: many countries oppose the US
The extension of an arms embargo on Iran, which is being proposed by the United States, has been rejected by the United Nations Security Council.
Already going by the original ban, the arms embargo will expire in October under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
It could be recalled that it was formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN and President of the council for August, Dian Djani, was the one who announced the decision.
Djani also disclosed that China and Russia voted against the US-sponsored resolution.
Among the eleven countries that abstained, include the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
According to the envoy, only two countries, “the U.S. itself and the Dominican Republic, voted in favour.”