Outgoing US envoy says UN needs to 'push' Iran on arms embargo

The United Nations Security Council needs to push Iran to abide by an arms embargo, outgoing US Ambassador Samantha Power said on Wednesday amid UN concerns that Tehran has supplied weapons and missiles to Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah.


Most UN sanctions were lifted a year ago under a deal Iran made with Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia, the United States and the European Union to curb its nuclear program. But Iran is still subject to an arms embargo and other restrictions, which are not technically part of the nuclear agreement.


In her last appearance at a public Security Council meeting before US President Barack Obama's administration steps aside on Friday, Power said that recognizing "progress on Iran's nuclear issues should not distract this council from Iran's other actions that continue to destabilize the Middle East."


פרסום ראשון: 01.19.17, 07:39