10/31/2020

Starting on 10/18/2020, all restrictions on arms supply to Iran will be lifted

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The Iranian government has announced on this 10/18/2020 Sunday all restrictions on transfer arms to Iran and from the country, as well as restrictions on financial services and related activities, are automatically lifted.

All prohibitions on entry and transit through United Nations member countries previously imposed against a number of Iranian citizens and military are also lifted, the Iranian Foreign Ministry has added.

The restrictions are lifted within the framework of UN Security Council resolution 2231 and the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which lifted a series of United Nations sanctions in exchange for tighter controls on the Iranian nuclear program.

As October 18, 2020 has been the deadline in which all remaining restrictions on the export and import of arms and travel of certain Iranians imposed by the UN Security Council expire, their lifting is automatic and doesn’t require any additional action, the statement said.

At the same time, it is specified that although from now on Tehran will be able to acquire weapons to satisfy its “defense needs” and deterrence, in its doctrine there is no place for “unconventional weapons, weapons of mass destruction and the ‘boom’ of purchases of conventional weapons “. It is also recalled that “in contemporary history Iran – despite its disparity in power – has never started a war.”

“The current normalization of Iran’s defense cooperation with the world is a victory for multilateralism ‘s cause , peace and security in our region,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Yavad Zarif.

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