Iran’s president says an end to UN arms embargo is a ‘right’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian president said Wednesday that lifting a U.N. arms embargo on Tehran would be an “obvious right” and added a veiled warning of unspecified steps Iran could take if the embargo is extended, as the United States wants. Hassan Rouhani’s remarks were in response to a push by the U.S., […]

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German court annuls ban on Saudi arms exports

A German court on 3 December cancelled an export ban that had prevented arms manufacturer Rheinmetall from exporting armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The government had put the ban in place after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh’s diplomatic mission in Istanbul. It had also imposed travel bans on 18 Saudis suspected of […]

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