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Pompeo says U.S. to present U.N. resolution next week to extend Iran arms embargo

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, August 5, 2020. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States would put forth a United Nations Security Council resolution next week calling for an extension of the arms embargo on Iran.

Speaking to reporters, Pompeo said that one way or another the Trump administration would make sure the U.N. embargo is extended and said he was confident the effort would succeed. But he offered no specifics on how he expects this to be achieved.

Reporting By Matt Spetalnick, Humeyra Pamuk and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Sandra Maler