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ICJ's ruling another failure for sanctions-addicted US: Zarif

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed / 3 October 2018 / 14:37

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javaz Zarif called UN top court ruling another failure for sanctions-addicted US.

"UN top court rules that US must comply with obligations violated by re-imposing sanctions on Iranian people when exiting #JCPOA. Another failure for sanctions-addicted USG and victory for rule of law. Imperative for int'l community to collectively counter malign US unilateralism," Mr. Zarif wrote on his official Twitter account on Wednesday.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN's top court, has ordered the US to lift sanctions linked to humanitarian goods and civil aviation imposed against Iran.

In a preliminary ruling in the case, the court said on Wednesday that Washington must "remove, by means of its choosing, any impediments arising from" the re-imposition of sanctions to the export to Iran of medicine and medical devices, food and agricultural commodities and spare parts and equipment necessary to ensure the safety of civil aviation.

The court also told both the United States and Iran to "refrain from any action which might aggravate or extend the dispute."

The ruling is a victory for Tehran, which had argued the sanctions imposed since May violate the terms their 1955 Treaty of Amity.

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