"Iran is not a responsible democracy like Australia or India. Just consider the secretary general's UNSCR 2231 report that we're discussing today. The report confirmed that weapons used to attack Saudi Arabia in September 2019 were of Iranian origin. The report has also confirmed the weapons interdicted off the coast of Yemen in November of 2019 and February 2020 were of Iranian origin," he said.
The US Secretary said that Iran has already been violating the arms embargo, even before its expiration date. "Imagine if Iranian activity were sanctioned, authorized by this group if the restrictions were lifted."
He said, "The United States' overwhelming preference is to work with this council to extend the arms embargo to protect human life, to protect our national security, and to protect yours. We've imposed arms restrictions on Tehran in various forms for 13 years, and with good reason, and to substantial effect."
"Renewing the embargo will exert more pressure on Tehran to start behaving like a normal nation," he added.
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.