US initiate a vote on the extension of the arms embargo against Iran
The United States will initiate in mid-July vote in the UN Security Council to extend the arms embargo against Iran, said the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Kelly Kraft in an interview with Bloomberg.
Earlier, the Ambassador of Germany to the UN, Christoph Heusgen said that the UN security Council has no plans in July to consider the issue of extending the arms embargo against Iran.
"We want to give to the Council (Security) possibility to discuss the resumption (of the embargo). But we will use any measure, any instrument, and if this means the restoration, then this is exactly what we will do, we will initiate it (the vote)," - said Kraft.
She also stressed that in case if we fail to extend the embargo against Iran, the United States will try to recover UN sanctions against Iran in compliance with nuclear deal in 2015.
Earlier, the US introduced in the UN security Council a draft resolution on the extension of the arms embargo against Iran, which expires this fall.
According to the draft, the security Council must decide that after the expiration of the measures imposed in resolution 2231, "all member States shall prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to Iran through their territories or by their nationals, or using their vessels or aircraft ... of arms and related material". The exception, based on American project, it may be, if the special Committee approves, at least 30 days of such activities "for humanitarian purposes or for any other task to meet the objectives of this resolution."
In addition, the document envisages the introduction of a ban on the supply, sale or transfer of Iranian weapons. Member countries of the UN, according to the text, should forbid its citizens to buy weapons from Iran. The authors propose to forbid the States to share with Iran experts, knowledge and financial resources that can be used to create and maintain them. The US also propose to prohibit Iran to take such action in relation to the outside world.
Iran and the six international negotiators in July 2015 reached agreement on the settlement of the longstanding problem of the Iranian atom. Months of negotiations concluded with the adoption of a joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), which is completely removed from Iran's previously imposed economic and financial sanctions by the UN security Council, US and EU.