The Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Ali Bagheri Kani, publicly announced today, Wednesday, that the restrictions imposed on Iran‘s missile program are considered terminated as of today, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2231.
Kani stated on his Telegram account: “As of October 18, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2231, all unfair restrictions on activities and transportation related to ballistic missiles to and from Iran will expire, and Iran will no longer be subject to any restrictions under the agreement.”
He continued, “As of today as well, all restrictions imposed on individuals and entities listed in Resolution 2231, including asset freezes, will be removed from the United Nations website.”
pointed out that “all restrictive measures and sanctions imposed on Iran at the national or regional level must be terminated based on Resolution 2231.”
emphasized that “keeping such restrictions or imposing new sanctions in this context constitutes a clear violation of the text and spirit of Resolution 2231.”
In response to this, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement yesterday, declaring that “supplies to and from Iran related to missile technology no longer require prior approval from the United Nations Security Council.”
It is worth noting that Resolution 2231 was issued in 2015 after the nuclear agreement, under which Britain, China, the European Union, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States lifted sanctions imposed on Iran in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program.