The United Nations’ highest court on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to ease sanctions on Iran that are impacting humanitarian aid and aviation safety, ruling that U.S. assurances the economic limitations would not endanger both “were not adequate.”
“Iran’s strategy of taking the U.S. to the international court has paid off,” responded Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). “The U.S. of course will disregard the ruling, but Iran’s aim likely was to establish that it is the U.S., and not Iran, that is the rogue nation now.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, in a tweet, called the decision “another failure for sanctions-addicted [U.S. government] and victory for rule of law.” Echoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks to the United Nations last week, Zarif added that it is “imperative for int’l community to collectively counter malign U.S. unilateralism.”
The preliminary ruling from the International Court of Justice (ICJ)—which Washington is expected to challenged—comes after President Donald Trump in May announced that he was withdrawing the United States from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposing economic sanctions, despite warnings against doing so from the international community.
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Since then, European and Iranian leaders have been trying to salvage the nuclear deal—officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—as Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly have worked to “foment unrest” in Iran and lay the groundwork for war.
“It has become difficult if not impossible for Iran, Iranian companies, and nationals to engage in international financial transactions that would allow them to purchase items not covered, in principle, by the measures, such as foodstuffs, medical supplies and medical equipment.”
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