Oct 20, 2020 12:05 UTC
  • Lifting of UN arms ban outcome of Iran’s correct policy on JCPOA: Rabiei

Government spokesman Ali Rabiei has hailed the lifting of the UN arms embargo on Iran as an “achievement,” saying it shows that the country adopted a “correct policy” when it chose to remain a party to the 2015 nuclear deal despite America’s pullout.

According to Press TV, speaking at a media briefing in Tehran on Tuesday, Rabiei said that the expiry of the decade-long arms ban was the result of Iran’s righteousness and its people’s resistance.

“Despite political opposition and pressure as well as the excessive demands of the United States, Zionist regime and their regional allies, these restrictions have been lifted. This is a sign for both the international community and our dear people,” he added.

The embargo was removed on Sunday under UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Rabiei noted that the termination of the arms embargo heralds the lifting of other oppressive sanctions against Iran in the fields of economy, finance and banking, and humanitarian goods.

“This achievement showed that we adopted the right policy despite Trump’s erroneous and warmongering decisions under the assumption that Iran would follow suit when US left the JCPOA,” he said.

“That correct policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran on not leaving the JCPOA showed its result today, he said. “In addition to curbing the US government’s plan to isolate Iran and reinstate Security Council resolutions, it (the policy) will reveal its positive outcomes over time.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, the government spokesman stressed the peaceful nature of Iran’s defense doctrine.

“Iranians do not love weapons; they love peace, stability, coexistence and cooperation in the region aimed at sustainable development. Iranian weaponry serves as one of the essential components in the defense sector,” he said.