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.
Diplomats based in the Baghdad neighbourhood said they could hear sirens blaring for around an hour after the attack.
The US has circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member council that would indefinitely extend the arms embargo on Tehran but Russia and China oppose the move.
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu hosts Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Istanbul, says Ankara opposes US sanctions on Iran despite coronavirus pandemic.
Michael White, who had contracted the coronavirus while in Iran, flew out on a Swiss military jet to Zurich where he was welcomed by a senior US official.
In April 2016, Iranian professor Sirous Asgari was indicted after US federal prosecutors accused him of stealing trade secrets in violation of US sanctions on Iran.
Qasem Soleimani's less charismatic replacement won't change Iran's regional policies, but we might witness an expansion.
Iran rules out a missile strike as the cause of a Ukrainian passenger plane crash, saying such a scenario made "no sense," as US media citing officials report the plane was mistakenly downed by Iran during confrontation with US.
US-Iranian absolutism could have been mitigated had the European Union and the United Nations shown some teeth over the last two years
President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will continue to reduce its nuclear commitments until European parties to the pact save it by protecting Iran's economy from US penalties.
Donald Trump cannot drag the US into another war ahead of an election and Iran is suffering from a crumbling economy and an increasingly frustrated populace.
Saudi Arabia has failed to devise a long-term strategy in the region while decades of Iranian planning now bears fruit.
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