Iran Sees No Arms Buying Spree as It Expects U.N. Embargo to End

DUBAI (Reuters) -
Tehran skyline, Iran. (123rf)

Iran said it is self-dependent in defense and sees no arms buying spree as it expects the lifting of a United Nations arms embargo on Sunday despite strong U.S. opposition.

Iran’s defense doctrine is premised on strong reliance on its people and indigenous capabilities … Unconventional arms, weapons of mass destruction and a buying spree of conventional arms have no place in Iran‘s defense doctrine,” said a Foreign Ministry statement carried by state media.