As Tehran celebrated the expiration of the United Nations embargo on Iran buying and selling conventional weapons on 18 October, under the terms of the UN resolution that confirmed the JCPOA signed between Tehran and world powers in 2015, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned of sanctions for any arms sales to the country.
The United States has warned that it will destroy any potential shipment of Iranian long-range missiles bound for Venezuela, writes Fox News.
While not elaborating whether there was any information pointing to the imminent possibility of such shipments, Abrams claimed that as Iran earlier announced its intention to engage in arms sales, venezuela was “an obvious target” since the two “pariah regimes already have a relationship”.
“We will make every effort to stop shipments of long-range missiles, and if somehow they get to venezuela they will be eliminated there,” a senior administration official was also cited as confirming.
The official claimed that as Iran had shipped missiles to the Houthis, it might potentially be ready to do so for Venezuela and other buyers.
A senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies was quoted by Fox News as lambasting Iran for allegedly resorting to missiles and terrorism as “key components of security policy”.
Arms Embargo Lifted
This comes as the United Nations embargo on Iran buying and selling conventional weapons expired on 18 October as presupposed by the…