Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has responded to his American counterpart's attempt to extend the arms against his country, describing the United States as the 'United States Of Arms'.

Iran Press/Iran News: "The US has long been the world's top - Military spender - Arms seller - War initiator and instigator - Conflict profiteer," Zarif said in a tweet on Saturday.

"Yet @SecPompeo is apparently so worried about Iran—a huge US arms customer till 1979—that he's pouring weapons all over the globe," he added.

A few days earlier, Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi said that the US efforts to extend Iran's arms embargo is in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

The New York Times revealed a US ploy to pressure the United Nations Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Tehran, which is due to expire in October. 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is attempting to pressure the United Nations to extend an arms embargo on Iran or reimpose much more crippling sanctions on the country, according to the report.

The ban on selling conventional weapons to Iran ends on October 23 under UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which enshrined the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. 101

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