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Iran has traditionally been hesitant to transfer ballistic missiles to Russia fearing blowback not only from the U.S. but also European countries. Until October 2023, when a U.N. arms embargo on missile transfers to Iran ended, Iran worried that the European members of the U.N. Security Council would instigate the snapback mechanism in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Now, however, Iran is legally able to supply the missiles and sanctioning such arms transfers is voluntary. European countries decided to retain sanctions on missile exports but could not re-invoke universal U.N. penalties.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Apr 15th, 2024 at 04:24:45 PM EST
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