Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday the US must end its arms sales to despotic regimes in the region instead of complaining about Tehran’s development of its defense capabilities in the face of threats.
US senators will vote later on Thursday on legislation that seeks to block President Donald Trump’s plan to complete an $8 billion arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates using a loophole, citing concerns about the two Arab regimes' human rights records.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday the West has turned the Middle East into a “powder keg” with its arms sales to the Arab countries of the region, stressing that the weapons supplies have not contributed to regional security.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday dismissed as "demagoguery" the calls by several European countries including Germany to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Seventy-five percent of French people want President Emmanuel Macron to suspend arms’ exports to countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, involved in the Yemeni war, a YouGov poll showed on Monday.
The Israeli regime will not put an end to its sale of ammunition to Myanmar in light of incontrovertible evidence and United Nations data that the Southeast Asian nation’s military has perpetrated various forms of atrocities, including systematic rape and expulsions, against Rohingya Muslims.