MEK Iran: Mullahs Regime Claims Arms Embargo is Over, is Blasted by State Media
The Iranian regime claimed on October 18 that the United Nations arms embargo was over, but this is simply a lie that was quickly pulled apart even by the state-run media.
The United States recently activated the UN snapback mechanism, which was part of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran, the US, Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia, because of the regime’s malign actions, including sponsoring terrorism and suppressing the people. This meant that a vast array of new sanctions were imposed on the regime, with the designation of 18 Iranian banks.
The U.S. is sanctioning 18 Iranian banks today. Our sanctions are directed at the regime & its corrupt officials that have used the wealth of Iranians to fuel a radical, revolutionary cause that has caused untold suffering across the Middle East & beyond. https://t.co/2l6IhFTyWC
— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) October 8, 2020
Simply put, any arms trade with Iran would be impossible unless a country wanted to risk being barred from the US financial market, which would be economic suicide.
It is worth knowing that, the (NCRI), through the reports provided by the (PMOI /MEK Iran) in 2002, made the international community becomes aware of the intentions of the regime to build nuclear weapons capability.
Of course, the Iranian people don’t want their government to legally trade in weapons because that means money stolen from them and more Iranians who will be killed by the regime’s bullets. No concessions to the regime from foreign governments have ever made their lives any easier, so they would prefer for more pressure to be put on a regime that has pushed them into poverty and used them as cannon fodder against the coronavirus. Over 129,900 people have died of the coronavirus in Iran, according to reports from the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
Even if the mullahs’ claims were true, the state-run Tejarat news website wrote that it wouldn’t improve the economy or stock exchange market because Iran doesn’t sell weapons to foreign groups and the cost of buying would be too expensive. It did not mention that Iran gives hundreds of thousands of illegal weapons to terrorist proxies each year.
Today @USTreasury sanctioned 18 banks all owned by the Iranian regime, some controlled by #Iran regime's military and the IRGC. This timely action "under E.O. 13902 does not affect existing authorizations and exceptions for humanitarian trade." https://t.co/sA84u6MRrF
— Alireza Jafarzadeh (@A_Jafarzadeh) October 8, 2020
So why did the regime claim victory? Well, they wanted to boost the image of their military strength, even while the people are paying exorbitant prices for food, medicine, fuel, and more basic items.
The state-run Jahan-e Sanat daily wrote: “Alas if the President had given people better news… Mr. President, your good news was like pouring cold water on the heads of over 80 million Iranians. Because they are frustrated with high prices, poverty, unemployment, coronavirus, rampant inflation, and all sorts of stress and disappointments.”
Any nation that sells weapons to Iran enables the regime’s diversion of funds away from its citizens and towards the regime’s military aims. We stand with the Iranian people against their oppressors. https://t.co/EmS8BtkxdC. https://t.co/HHUIVaEVXU
— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) October 18, 2020
The article continued by talking about the difference in the livelihood of ordinary Iranians, 80% of whom live under the poverty line, and regime officials, who are hoarding billions in stolen wealth, saying that the government should not blame economic problems on US sanctions.
So the regime’s plan failed. Someone should tell the mullahs that snatching victory from the jaws of defeat is not the same thing as getting your hand bitten off and spat back at you.
Before the JCPOA, the Iranian regime tried its best to attain its nuclear ambitions as having the status of a nuclear country. However, these ambitions were shattered by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
An #ArmsEmbargo against the religious fascism ruling #Iran is indispensable to regional & global peace & security. The regime’s unimpeded purchase & sale of weapons will have no result other than #terrorism , warmongering & export of fundamentalism.
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) August 14, 2020
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI’s President-elect emphasized that an arms embargo against the religious fascism ruling Iran is indispensable to regional and global peace and security. The regime’s unimpeded purchase and sale of weapons will have no result other than terrorism, warmongering, and export of fundamentalism.
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