TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the US government for violating the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the 1955 Treaty of Amity, calling it the “outlaw regime”.
“US abrogated JCPOA -a multilateral accord enshrined in UNSC Resolution 2231- arguing that it seeks a bilateral treaty with #Iran,” Zarif said on his Twitter account on Wednesday night.
“Today US withdrew from an actual US-Iran treaty after the ICJ ordered it to stop violating that treaty in sanctioning Iranian people. Outlaw regime,” he added in his tweet.
Judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the highest United Nations court, ruled in favor of Iran in a lawsuit against the US for breaching the 1955 Treaty of Amity by re-imposing sanctions on the Islamic Republic after pulling out of the JCPOA.
In a provisional verdict on Wednesday, the ICJ ruled that the US government should lift all bans on the free export of humanitarian goods like food and medicine to Iran which have been re-imposed after Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
The ICJ, which is based in The Hague and is also known as the World Court, is the United Nations tribunal for resolving international disputes. Iran's filing asks the ICJ to order the United States to provisionally lift its sanctions ahead of more detailed arguments.