Iran imported weapons worth over £350 million in the space of three years despite being the target of a United Nations arms embargo, the British newspaper The Telegraph reported that Oxfam will disclose on Thursday.
Besides Iran, 10 countries under international arms sanctions succeeded in purchasing weapons worth over £1.4 billion during the years 2000-2010, according to the report.
The success of the embargoed states in acquiring arms exemplifies how ineffective the current regime is at preventing proliferation, said Anna MacDonald, the Control Arms campaigns manager for Oxfam. She added: "If you are an unscrupulous government, it's quite easy to find your way around them," the report said.
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