TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Washington, by imposing a new round of US sanctions against Tehran, defied the United Nations Security Council as well as the International Court of Justice.
“Today, US defied UN top court & Security Council by reimposing sanctions on Iran that target ordinary people. But US bullying is backfiring, not just because JCPOA is important, but because the world can't allow Trump & Co. to destroy global order. The US—& not Iran—is isolated,” Zarif said in a message posted on this Twitter account on Monday.
The US government imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran on November 4.
On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal that was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
The US had announced plans to drive Iran’s oil exports down to zero, but backed off from its policy and granted waivers to at least 8 countries that import Iranian oil.