ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that Washington would use its power to sanction any individuals or entity that would materially contributes to the transactions of arms with Iran.
Pompeo's warning came after Iran said that the long-standing UN embargo on arms trade with Tehran had expired.
"The United States is prepared to use its domestic authorities to sanction any individual or entity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer of conventional arms to or from Iran," Pompeo said in a statement, as cited by AFP.
"Every nation that seeks peace and stability in the Middle East and supports the fight against terrorism should refrain from any arms transactions with Iran."
The arms ban expired on Sunday, which would mean that Iran is now able to purchase weapons from Russia, China, and elsewhere.