U.N. Security Council Rejects U.S. Bid to Extend Conventional-Arms Embargo on Iran

The United Nations Stability Council on Friday rejected a U.S. proposal to lengthen a 5-yr

The United Nations Stability Council on Friday rejected a U.S. proposal to lengthen a 5-yr ban on the sale of standard weapons to Iran, leaving Washington isolated on an difficulty that as soon as drew a broad consensus.

The resolution experienced been broadly envisioned to are unsuccessful, provided opposition from China and Russia and other states. Nevertheless, the outcome serves as a rebuke to U.S. arguments that Washington experienced designed broad-centered assistance for its posture via diplomacy. Trump administration officials have touted consensus amid Israel and…