Iraq in Talks to Purchase Russian Missile Defense System amid Soleimani Fallout




Iraq in Talks to Purchase Russian Missile Defense System amid Soleimani Fallout
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  • 2020-08-15 14:47:00Z

After the United Nations Security Council on Friday resoundingly defeated U.S. efforts to extend a global arms embargo on Iran, Tehran basked in the outcome, while U.S. lawmakers and analysts viewed the result as an indictment of the Trump administration's foreign policy.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that the U.S., which garnered the support of only the Dominican Republic among the 15-member council (which includes allies like France, Germany, and the United Kingdom), suffered a "humiliation," and a spokesperson for Iran's foreign ministry called it a historic failure that has led to Washington's isolation.President Trump's critics consider it the latest example...

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UN Security Council rejects Iran arms embargo extension: US
UN Security Council rejects Iran arms embargo extension: US
  • World
  • 2020-08-14 23:56:51Z

The United Nations Security Council has rejected a US resolution to extend an Iranian arms embargo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday, in a move with repercussions for the Iran nuclear deal.

US sees embarrassing UN defeat over Iran arms embargo proposal
US sees embarrassing UN defeat over Iran arms embargo proposal
  • World
  • 2020-08-14 23:21:20Z

Just one country joins US in vote, highlighting Washington's isolation as it seeks more drastic action against IranThe US has suffered a humiliating defeat at the United Nations as its proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran won support from only the Dominican Republic at the security council vote.The US resolution was never likely to be passed in the face of Russian and Chinese opposition. It was proposed as a ploy by the Trump administration to open the way to more drastic action against Iran.But the scale of the defeat on Friday underlined US isolation on the world stage ahead of a major diplomatic confrontation that threatens to consume the security council and further sap its...

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