US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the UNSC members` decision as “inexcusable,” saying that “Iran will spread even more chaos and destruction when the embargo ends.” In theory, it will be legal for Iran to buy and sell weapons to and by whomever it votes. Russia has hinted that it is interested in doing business. “We said from day one that there would be no problem with the sale of arms to Iran from October 19,” the Russian ambassador to Iran said. Last year, an assessment by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency said Iran was likely to buy advanced Russian fighter jets. China is also keen to sell its weapons, which tend to be cheaper. China and Iran are working towards an economic and military cooperation agreement, including the joint development of weapons.