US threatens to destroy Iranian missile shipments to Venezuela - report

Monday, 26. October 2020 16:02

The United States finds Iranian long-missile shipments to Venezuela unacceptable, warning they could be destroyed once they get to the country, Fox News reported on Monday citing an unnamed Trump administration senior official.

According to the official, the US government "will make every effort to stop shipments of long-range missiles" as "every delivery of Iranian arms destabilizes South America and the Caribbean."

Previously, the Trump administration pushed for the extension of the embargo on Iran's arms exports in the United Nations Security Council but Washington's request was dismissed. The embargo expired last week, allowing Tehran to ship weapons across the globe.

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