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Pompeo says UN arms embargo on Iran must be extended to prevent further regional conflict

Reuters , Wednesday 8 Jul 2020
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington,DC on July 8, 2020 AFP
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran and said the US and partner forces last month seized a vessel carrying arms to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

"The Security Council must extend the arms embargo on Iran to prevent further conflict in the region," Pompeo told a State Department news conference.

"No serious person can possibly believe Iran will use any weapon it receives for peaceful ends."

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