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Iran hails ICJ order against US

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 3, IRNA -- Iran's foreign ministry in reaction to the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said Wednesday that the decision by the global body is 'an obvious evidence of Iran's righteousness'.

Iran welcomes the ruling of the court as a main judiciary pillar of the United Nations and the preliminary injunction against the illegal US act in re-imposing its unilateral sanctions, Iran's foreign ministry said in the statement.

ICJ has ruled that the sanctions imposed by the US on Iran are violation of a treaty between the two countries.

The US restored the sanctions after withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May.

'The decision that is being issued unanimously is another evident sign of Iran's righteousness and the illegitimate, unjustifiable nature of the US sanctions against the Iranian people,' the statement said.

The international body emphasized that the order is binding and imperative, and said the US must remove the impediments on the way of Iran's trade in particular spheres in line with its international obligations.

The ICJ has also reiterated the importance of Resolution 2231of the UN Security Council that was issued in confirmation of the nuclear deal.

Tehran has also hailed the order that neutralized the US attempts for rejecting the jurisdiction of the court aimed at shrugging off its legal obligations.

In the order, the judiciary body has said that the global public opinion and all independent countries are more determined in displaying their will for respecting international agreements, legal law and the governments' responsibilities under the nuclear deal, the statement of Iran's foreign ministry added.

The ruling showed once more that this is the US government that is increasingly being isolated due to its wrong, extremist policies and greed in dealing with other countries, it said.


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