The issue of extending the arms embargo on Iran is not on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and there are no grounds for discussion to be held on the matter, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
The US administration has informed Moscow that Washington is open to holding a summit with other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in hopes of pushing for three-way arms control pact with Russia and China, a senior administration official said.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Monday that the United Kingdom should stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia instead of leveling accusations against the Islamic Republic, after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain believed Iran was responsible for a recent attack on Saudi oil facilities.
The United States intimidates Persian Gulf Arab countries to sell its weapons and create military bases in the region, said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.
Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen, who is in the United States, says Washington has agreed to Taipei’s request for tanks and fighter jets to bolster its military, a move considered to be in open defiance of China, which views the self-ruled island as part of its territory.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday chastised the US policy of pouring weapons into the Middle East far beyond its real defense needs, warning that this has turned the region into a "powder keg."