Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that peace and stability in the region have always been a top priority for the country.

Iran Press/Iran news: In a Twitter message, Khatibzadeh pointed to the expiry of the United Nations arms embargo against Iran, saying: "With the production of more than 90% of the country's defense needs at home, Iran does not need foreign dependence."

Earlier, President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the Iranian nation on the success of the country’s diplomatic efforts to make the United Nations arms embargo void, in spite of the United States’ obstruction.

"Ten years of cruel arms sanctions will be terminated next Sunday and we will have no weapons ban as of October 18," he said in a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

As of today, all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran, and all prohibitions regarding the entry into or transit through territories of the United Nations Member States previously imposed on a number of Iranian citizens and military officials, are all automatically terminated.