PressTV-Iran blasts US ‘bullying’ as it scores another legal victory

Iran says the US must lift its cruel sanctions on exports of humanitarian goods, including food and medicine, to Iran based on an October ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

The ruling requires Washington to allow supply of medicine and medical devices, food and agricultural goods and airplane parts, which directly deal with human lives, Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, said Thursday. 

“With the bullying policies it pursues across the world, the US wants to ignore all international bodies, and does not pay any heed to them,” Qassemi told state broadcaster IRIB. 

The Hague-based court, which is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, ordered the US on October 3 to halt its unilateral sanctions on “humanitarian” supplies to Iran.

Iran’s lawsuit, lodged in July, argued that the sanctions violate the terms of the 1955 Treaty of Amity between Iran and the US.

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