US official calls for extending Iran arms embargo

Jul 02, 2020

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US official calls for extending Iran arms embargo

Washington DC (USA), July 2: A senior US official has called for maintaining the United Nations' arms embargo on Iran, saying Israel and Arab countries are facing threats from Iran-backed groups. The embargo is set to expire in October.
US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook spoke to reporters in Vienna on Wednesday, following a tour that included visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Hook called on the UN Security Council to extend the measure, saying countries in the Middle East hope it will do so.
He demanded Iran accept an inspection from the International Atomic Energy Agency into facilities suspected of storing nuclear material.
Source: NHK World