The potential for Tehran to buy foreign weapons is high after the United Nations Arms embargo on Iran has expired. The Washington Times reported:
An international arms embargo on Iran expired Sunday, marking a defeat for the Trump administration and opening the door for Tehran to potentially buy foreign weapons.
Iranian officials hailed the end of the United Nations ban, which was put in place a decade ago. The expiration, in theory, allows Iran to buy weapons from other nations and export its own products to other nations.