TEHRAN (defapress)- President Hassan Rouhani said the ICJ's verdict against the US unilateral sanctions against Iran was a great victory for his nation.
News ID: 72858
Publish Date: 04October 2018 - 15:45
The Iranian president made the remarks in a meeting with a gathering of reformist political activists in Tehran.
The head of government contributed much of Iran's success in the political battleground with US to the efforts of his administration saying that if it were not for the efforts of the government, the nuclear agreement would have collapsed long before the unilateral exit of the Us from the accord.
He then referred to the rivalry between Iran and the US on the stage of the UN General Assembly and underlined that nobody considered the US as the triumphant of the field, in the New York meeting of the 73rd session of the UNGA.
“The government has had successful performance over the past five years, as it had a successful presence in the UN General Assembly which was turned into a scene of confrontation between Iran and the US ad there is nobody to consider the US triumphant of the field,” he said.
In its lawsuit against the US, the Islamic Republic of Iran argued that the sanctions violate the terms of the 1955 Treaty of Amity between Iran and the US. It also called on the court to order the US government to immediately stop its destructive measures.
The UN’s top tribunal unanimously ruled in its Wednesday verdict that the US must ensure that the re-instated sanctions are not impacting humanitarian aids or civil aviation safety.
Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf read the final say of the court which obliged the US to "remove by means of its choosing any impediments arising from the measures announced on May 8 to the free exportation to Iran of medicines and medical devices, food and agricultural commodities" as well as airplane parts.
The court further said that sanctions on goods “required for humanitarian needs... may have a serious detrimental impact on the health and lives of individuals on the territory of Iran.”
In August, Washington announced the re-imposition of the first set of unilateral sanctions against Iran, introducing restrictive measures on trade with Tehran and potentially foreign companies doing business with the Islamic Republic, which prompted a massive pullout of investors from the Iranian market.
In November, the US is set to introduce the second phase, sanctioning Iranian oil and gas as Trump follows through on his promise to put maximum pressure on the country after the US’ withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal in May.