The U.S. Navy interdicted 358 Iranian-made missiles + other weapons components on their way to the Houthis in Yemen. This is another example of the world’s largest state sponsor of terror the Islamic Republic of Iran continuing to defy the UN Security Council. pic.twitter.com/vPOaoIpChU
– Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) February 14, 2020
The Navy boarded a boat on the Arabian Sea on February 9, where it found weapons included 150 anti tank missiles of Iranian origin, while in November it intercepted another shipment of weapons at that location, the Department of Defense reported on Thursday, February 13.
Resolution 2231, which the UN Security Council adopted in July 2015 after signing the international nuclear agreement with Iran, set a deadline for sanctions to end on October 18, 2020.
Iran’s nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (PAIC), was signed in 2015 by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and the European Union.
The agreement required Iran to reduce its nuclear program and severely lower its uranium reserves in exchange for relief from sanctions.
In 2018, United States he retired of the nuclear agreement and reintroduced sanctions against Iran, which led Tehran to largely abandon its obligations.