Iran says GCC name for Tehran arms embargo extension is ‘unrealistic’

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DUBAI — Iran has rejected as “unrealistic” a name by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the United Nations to increase a world arms embargo on Tehran that ends in October, state TV reported on Monday.

The GCC, made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, mentioned on Sunday that Iran’s continued interference in neighboring international locations made an extension vital.


The arms embargo is presently set to finish on Oct. 18 as a part of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear take care of world powers, which america stop in 2018.

“The GCC is presently on the apex of its incompetence and its unrealistic insurance policies have rendered it ineffective,” Iran’s International Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi informed a televised information convention.

“The council, swayed by the incorrect and harmful insurance policies and conduct of sure member states, has changed into a mouthpiece for anti-Iran components inside and outdoors the area.”