The UN arms embargo on Iran has ended in accordance with the agreement, according to the news agency AFP. The lifting of the export ban was agreed in connection with the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Al Jazeeran according to him, the end of the arms embargo effectively means that Iran will be able to legally buy and sell, among other things, arms, missiles, helicopters and tanks.

According to Al Jazeera, the Iranian Foreign Ministry says the country can now “procure the necessary weapons and equipment from any source without restriction and solely on the basis of its defense needs.”

The United States withdrew

The arms embargo is due to be phased out from Sunday. The United States and Israel have opposed the end of the export ban. In mid-August, the United States lost a vote in the UN Security Council on the continuation of Iran’s arms embargo.

The lifting of the export ban was agreed in a nuclear deal signed by Iran in 2015 with five permanent members of the UN Security Council, namely Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, as well as Germany.

The United States withdrew from the nuclear treaty in 2018 as president Donald Trumpin decision. Although the United States has left the agreement, the Trump administration still considers the country a party to it. The country’s administration has argued that it can therefore impose new sanctions on Iran.