Iran warned on Monday that US has been seeking to undermine the United Nations Security Council by its draft resolution on extending arms embargo on the Islamic Republic.
“Regarding the extension of Iran’s arms embargo I should say that this issue is a threat against the UN Security Council since the US is trying to weaken the body and take its control,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi in his weekly presser on Monday.
“UNSC members should be cautious to not fall into the US’ trap,” he said, adding, “With the vigilance that exists in the leaders of independent countries and talks that we have held, we hope that this would become another defeat for the US.”
According to Resolution 2231, the UN arms embargo on Iran will end on October 18. The US will offer the draft resolution of extending arms embargo in a UNSC session on Tuesday.
China and Russia have clearly announced that they will veto such a resolution, however, Foreign Policy has reported that Washington may even fail to attract the required 9 votes to pass the resolution in the first place, Mehr news agency reported.
Source: Iranian media