In challenge to US, Iran declares UN arms embargo lifted

Iran said a long-standing UN embargo on arms sales to and from Iran expired early Sunday in line with a 2015 landmark nuclear deal.“As of today, all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran … are all automatically terminated,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.The embargo on the sale of arms to Iran was due to start expiring under the terms of the UN resolution that blessed the 2015 nuclear deal between…

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