June 30, 2020 / 7:10 AM / 4 days ago

Saudi support for U.S. efforts to extend UN arms ban a "bitter joke" - Iran Foreign Ministry

June 30 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian support for American efforts to exted a U.N. arms ban on Tehran is a “bitter joke”, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Tuesday, according to the official IRNA news agency.

Saudi and U.S. officials on Monday urged the international community to extend the U.N. arms embargo, saying that letting the ban expire would allow Tehran to further arm its proxies and destabilise the region. (Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Alison Williams)

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