FM Gabi Ashkenazi: 'Stand with the US to prevent arms sales to Iran'

Israeli Foreign Minister lauds US efforts to strengthen enforcement of weapons sanctions against Iran.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Gabi Ashkenazi
Gabi Ashkenazi
צילום: אוליבייה פיטוסי - פלאש 90

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi responded to the announcement by the US of a range of additional measures to strengthen the enforcement of United Nations arms sanctions against the Iranian government.

"I thank the US dedicated action", Ashkenazi wrote, "led by President Trump and Secretary Pompeo, at the UN Security Council towards preventing the lifting of the arms embargo on Iran. I call on all countries to stand with the US, prevent the sale of weapons to Iran, and to enforce the sanctions in their entirety.

"I call on our friends, the E3 countries – France, Britain, and Germany – to retreat from their opposition and work towards rigorously implementing the sanctions regime on the national level, as well as on the EU level and through UN mechanisms".