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US forfeited any right to seek renewal of UN arms embargo on Iran: European diplomats

European diplomats say by withdrawing from a nuclear agreement with Iran, the US forfeited any right to demand an extension to a United Nations arms embargo against the Islamic Republic that the deal has mandated to expire later this year.

Bloomberg News cited the officials as making the remarks on condition of anonymity in a feature that it ran on Tuesday.

The United States has expressed a resolve to have the embargo on the sales of conventional weapons to Iran prolonged. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo first announced the intention and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told reporters last week, “We are operating under the assumption that we will be able to renew the arms embargo.”

The ban is to expire by October under the 2015 nuclear deal, and Washington is legally prohibited from seeking its extension as it left the deal in May 2018.

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