After the end of the arms embargo, Iran is committed to selling and not buying
On Monday, Iran’s Defense Minister, Amir hatami, claimed that numerous foreign officials had approached Tehran to buy its weapons or sell it military equipment.
“The bases for arms sales have been prepared and we have a plan for that,” he said according to the Iranian news agency. “For the past year, Americans have been trying to prevent it, but many countries have reached out to us, and we have talked to many countries, and the bases have been prepared to sell and ensure the supply of some of our needs.
Iran confirmed that it will tend to sell more weapons than to buy them, after announcing the end of the period of the international embargo that was imposed on it according to the agreement on its nuclear program and a resolution of the UN Security Council, at a time when experts military strongly point out that Tehran now has a sophisticated military complex which allows it to become one of the arms exporters to the world market.
“Before we are buyers in the arms market, Iran has the ability to supply it” to other countries, said the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Saeed khatibzadeh, at his weekly press conference.
Support from Beijing
China, a member of the United Nations Security Council, has shown its support for Tehran regarding the end of the arms embargo. “According to UN Security Council Resolution 2231, the arms embargo and Security Council travel restrictions against Iran expired on October 18, marking the completion of the first phase of implementation of the Resolution,” he said. Zhao Lijian, Chinese Foreign Minister, at his regular press conference.
“This is an important moment in the process of implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which reflects the common position of the international community on the defense of multilateralism, the authority of the Security Council, the Existing results of the Iranian nuclear problem and the effectiveness of the JCPOA, ”he added.
“China will work with all parties to (…) advance the political and diplomatic solution of the Iranian nuclear problem and safeguard the international non-proliferation system and peace and stability in the Middle East and the Gulf region,” said the Chinese diplomat. .
As of this date (October 18, 2020) and in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2231, states are no longer obliged to seek advance case-by-case approval from the Security Council to participate in the activities described in paragraphs 5 and 6 of Annex B of resolution 2231, which include the supply, sale or transfer of arms or related material to and from Iran, said the Permanent Mission of Iran to the United Nations through a statement on Sunday.
Russia has also shown its commitment to continue trade cooperation with the Islamic Republic. In a Twitter message, Dimitry Polyanskiy, a representative of Russia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, criticized the United States for its wrong approach.
Wrong approach again. The United States playing a ‘world police’ role, substituting for the UN Security Council is an unwanted role. We are doing and will do business with #Iran and it is not up to us to tell us or others what they can or can ‘Stop humiliating America in this senseless effort!’ the Russian official wrote.
Polyanskiy posted the tweet in response to the US Secretary of State, Mike pompeo, who recently said via a Twitter post that the UN Security Council sanctions against Iran have returned.
Two days ago, Polyanskiy tweeted: “Everyone hopes that the United States, Secretary of State, will contribute to peaceful ME by stopping to provoke #Iran and pumping the region with weapons. And please change the words ‘sanctions’ and ‘punishment’ in your vocabulary to ‘Dialogue’ and ‘commitment’. That would help a lot! Make America respected again! “
The Iranian President, Hassan Rohani, this week congratulated the population for the lifting on October 18 of the “oppressive embargo” of conventional arms, imposed in 2007 by the UN Security Council, and “despite four years of US efforts” to prevent it.
In statements to the Efe agency, the influential Major General Yahia Rahim Safaví, military adviser to the supreme leader and former commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guard, stressed that they have managed to have “the technological capacity and all the weapons and equipment to defend not only in Iranian territory but also to reach the Mediterranean Sea, the Red, the Indian Ocean and the Caspian Sea. ‘