US, Saudi officials call to extend UN arms embargo on Iran

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — US and Saudi officials call for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran, warning of major implications for regional security amid accusations that Tehran was arming Yemeni rebels.


The embargo, put in place as part of a nuclear accord signed with Tehran in 2015, is set to expire in October but Washington is working to extend the ban as tensions with its arch-rival remain high.


Lifting the ban will “embolden” Tehran, and could trigger a regional...