Iran says reported US attempt to extend Iran's arms embargo breaches UN resolution

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A tank called "Karrar" in an undisclosed location in Iran in March 2017. (File photo: AP)

TEHRAN, April 29 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. attempt to extend Iran's arms embargo, reported by media, is in contravention of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, Iranian ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday.

The UN "Security Council members should pay heed to the fact that any move to counter the lifting of Iran's arms embargo violates UNSC Resolution 2231," Majid Takht-Ravanchi told official IRNA news agency.

He said that by withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, the United States violated both Resolution 2231 and its commitments stipulated under the JCPOA.

On Sunday, some western media reports said that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "is reportedly drafting his team to come up with legal arguments as to how the United States is still a part on nuclear agreement" to use UN Security Council leverage to extend JCPOA-endorsed arms embargo on Iran which ends in six months.