The embargo on the sale of arms to Iran was due to start expiring progressively from Sunday, under the terms of the UN resolution that blessed the 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic republic and world powers.
Also responding to Washington's decision, TRNC President Mustafa Akinci says it "was not a step in the right direction."
Secretary of State Pompeo said the United States would call for a Security Council vote next week on a US-drafted resolution to extend the embargo that is due to expire in October.
The UN resolution urges South Sudan’s leaders to finalise establishment of the transitional national unity government and fully implement all provisions of the 2018 peace agreement.
"There are violations by land, sea, and air," UN representative Stephanie Williams says, warning a fragile truce was hanging "by a thread" as daily life in the country worsens.
As of 2019, the US has imposed nearly 8,000 sanctions on several countries, organisations and individuals.
In an attempt to threaten Turkey over its limited cross-border operation in Syria, many European countries discontinued selling arms to Ankara, while they continue to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia to fuel its full-scale war in Yemen.
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution that also threatened to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan if the government blocks the deployment.
The United Nations Security Council removes 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast.
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