Despite a UN arms embargo, Iran has imported over £350 million worth of weapons in the last three years, according to an Oxfam report reported on by Britain’s Telegraph newspaper.
The report will show that UN arms embargos do little to thwart sanctioned countries, with 10 such nations purchasing £1.4 billion in 2000-2010, according to the report.
Iran has enjoyed some success from renaming ships and reflagging them as a way of importing arms.
Russia and China are believed to be Iran’s primary suppliers.
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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