Otago Daily Times
Arms embargo expires
Teheran: A decadelong UN arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons such as tanks and fighter jets has expired as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States.
While insisting it plans no ‘‘buying spree’’, Iran in theory can purchase weapons and sell its own locally produced gear abroad.
In practice, however, Iran’s economy remains crippled by US sanctions. — AAP