Tehran (IP) - In response to the statement of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council regarding the extension of the arms embargo against Iran, the Spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry emphasized that this council is at the peak of its inefficiency, and this statement is issued unilaterally and dictated.

Iran Press/Iran News: Iran's Ministry of Foreign affairs spokesman, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi on Sunday night, following the news published by the Secretariat of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council regarding the request for an extension of Iran's arms embargo, deplored the unconstructive approach of some members of this council towards the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mousavi said: "The Secretary-General's irresponsible statement was issued unilaterally and dictated by the fact that some members of the Council, even in times of economic hardship, did not stop buying and stockpiling weapons and were among the largest arms buyers in the region and the world, and there is no doubt that the interests of the United States are tied to the sale of more weapons to these countries with such an approach and false claims."

"The so-called Persian Gulf Cooperation Council has become the spokesman for some short-sighted people inside the council and outside the region," Mousavi reiterated.

The spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized: "The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council has ignored the realities of the region and turned a blind eye to the facts and priorities in this sensitive situation."

In the end, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi added: "The situation of killing people and defenseless children in Yemen who are sacrificed every day with all kinds of Western weapons and by the leaders of this council in front of the world, is one of the concrete examples of the wrong policies of some members of this council ."

Related News:

Persian Gulf Cooperation Council pushes for extending Iran arms embargo

In a letter to the UN Security Council on Sunday, Secretary-General of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf has accused Iran of supporting terrorism and sectarian organizations.

Banning Iran from arms trade will lead to stability and security in the region, claimed Al-Hajraf without acknowledging that Saudi Arabia is one of the world's biggest arms purchasers, spending billions with the United States and the United Kingdom, in particular.

According to UNSC Resolution 2231, the UN arms embargo on Iran will end on October 18. Based on the reports, the US will offer the draft resolution of extending arms embargo in a UNSC session on Tuesday.

China and Russia have clearly announced that they will veto such a resolution, however, Foreign Policy has reported that Washington may even fail to attract the required 9 votes to pass the resolution in the first place.

219

Read More:

Pompeo: US to call UN vote on extending Iran arms embargo

Iran arms embargo removal, among JCPOA obligations

US trying to extend Iran arms embargo by support of UNSC members