United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has vowed that Washington would prevent Iran from purchasing Chinese and Russian arm.
Pompeo stated this in a report on September 15, 2020.
Pompeo underlined that the European Union and UN disagreed with the US decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal in 2018 and reimposed unilateral sanctions on Iran, Washington to keep the world safe.
“We are going to act in a way that will prevent Iran from being able to purchase Chinese tanks and Russian air defense systems and resell weapons to Hezbollah to undermine the very efforts that French President Emmanuel Macron is ably trying to lead in Lebanon,” he said.
Last August, United Nations Security Council rejected the US proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran.
Meanwhile, the president of the UN Security Council, Indonesia, said, “it was not in the position to take further action on a US bid to trigger a return of all UN sanctions on Iran because there is no consensus in the 15-member body.”
Pompeo said that his country’s European allies preferred to align with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.