The International Court of Justice (ICJ) — known as the World Court — has ordered the White House to lift the sanctions it has illegally re-imposed on humanitarian supplies to Iran.
US President Donald Trump reinstated Washington’s sanctions on Iran in May 2018 after he unilaterally left the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and major world powers.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the United States’ move to prevent the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid and the facilitation of banking interactions to meet the Iranian people’s needs suffering from the deadly new Corona-virus contravenes human and the United Nations regulations.
The US regime now claims the bans do not get in the way of food and medicine exports to Iran, but the Islamic Republic says Washington has been working to make problems for a Swiss humanitarian channel launched to enable the transfer of commodities to Iran.
Iranian Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Monday that the number of Corona-virus deaths had increased to 1,812 and the total infections to 23,049 during the past 24 hours.
Jahanpour further put the number of patients who have recovered from the viral disease at 8,376 (36%). There have been 127 new deaths and 1,411 new infections since Sunday.
Tunisia, as a non-permanent member of the [UN] Security Council, is duty-bound to take steps in line with the international community’s resistance against cruel and inhuman sanctions,” the Iranian president added.
The Tunisian president, for his part, slammed the US sanctions against the Iranian people and said at a time that all countries are suffering from the Corona-virus outbreak, the UN should play a role to help all nations.
Saied added that Tehran and Tunis will stand by each other to fight the Corona-virus and overcome other international challenges.
PressTV / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.