Zarif assessed the situation around the arms embargo against Iran
The arms embargo against Iran will be canceled automatically, it does not need sanction from any party, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Earlier, the Ambassador of Iran in Russia Kazem Jalali said that if the United States extended an arms embargo against Iran, we can say the death of a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on the Iranian nuclear program.
"First, the Europeans need to lift the embargo, it will be removed automatically. We knew not to trust anyone this question, so (lifting the embargo) involves automated steps," said Zarif during a virtual discussion in the framework of the "Mediterranean dialogue" in response to a request to comment on US efforts to push Europe to remove the arms embargo ending in the fall of this year.
According to him, neither the US nor Europe can decide whether to lift the embargo.
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 the case if the special Committee shall approve 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 carry out such actions against third countries.
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.