A 13 year conventional arms embargo on Iran has ended, but the implications for Iran and the region remain uncertain.
the ban imposed by the United Nations Security Council, UNSC, came to an end on Sunday as part of Resolution 2231 of the joint comprehensive plan of Action, an accord signed in 2015 they gave Iran sanctions relied in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme.
The Iranian foreign ministry on Sunday said all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran were all automatically terminated.
According to the ministry’s statement, the end of the embargo means Iran will legally be able to buy and sell conventional arms, including missiles, helicopters and tanks, and can now procure any necessary arms and equipment from any source without any legal restrictions, and solely based on its defensive needs.
It would be recalled that the US unilaterally withdrew from the JCPOA in May 2018, Imposing waves of harsh economic sanctions on Iran.
Us President Donald Trump’s administration has also employed every means in its power to unravel the nuclear deal and stop the lifting of the arms embargo in Iran.
The latest came in early October when 19 Iranian banks were blacklisted, including those that process humanitarian trade transactions.