PM, Gantz condemn UN Security Council for letting Iran arms embargo expire
Israeli leaders castigate the UN Security Council for its vote to let an arms embargo against Iran expire in October.
The US pushed a resolution to extend the embargo, but the extension was resoundingly voted down on Friday.
After the end of Shabbat, leading officials make statements condemning the move.
Prime Minister Netanyahu says, “The UN Security Council decision to not allow the renewal of the weapons embargo on Iran is outrageous. Iranian aggression and terrorism threaten regional peace and the entire world.
“Instead of opposing the sale of weapons, the Security council encourages this. We will continue to act in close cooperation with the US and countries in the region to curb Iranian aggression.”
Defense Minister Benny Gantz says, “In its unceasing attempts to achieve nuclear weapons, and its efforts to fuel terror and violence, Iran is undermining the peace of the region and the world.
“Thus, the UN Security Council’s rejection of the US proposal to extend the arms embargo is a mistaken decision, which is detrimental to regional stability and global security. Israel will continue to work with its partners across the world and the Middle East to stop Iranian aggression.”
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi says, “I condemn the decision by some members of the UNSC to not extend the arms embargo on Iran. Iran doesn’t just finance terror, it also carries it out & represents a danger to regional & international stability. The international community must stop Iran spreading terror worldwide.
“Over the weekend I spoke with a number of foreign Ministers on this issue and asked them to continue to act to restrain Iran’s aggression. I also ordered the Israeli foreign ministry to put the issue at the top of the agenda for our embassies in UNSC member states.”
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