US only after destroying Iran econ., ruining lives, UN court told
Iran’s legal advisor in the country’s ongoing complaint to the United Nations’ top court over US sanctions warns the tribunal about Washington’s exclusively destructive ambitions towards Tehran.
Speaking before the lawyers representing Iran were about to reject the US allegations, Oloumi-Yazdi, however, asserted that the US’s counterarguments were “meritless” and hoped that the tribunal would be able to resist Washington’s pressure.
“Iran is confident that the court will not allow itself to be distracted by the United States’ meritless and irrelevant argument,” he said.
“The court has a new and crucial opportunity to stand alongside the international law and the international community against unilateralism and the continuous disregard for the rule of law by the US administration,” he added.
After taking up the case, the ICJ ordered the US to provisionally lift its sanctions on food, medicine, medical equipment, agricultural goods, and airplane parts and services until the tribunal issued its final verdict.
Washington claims that it has exempted crucial items such as food and medicine from the draconian bans, something that Tehran strongly refutes.
A final verdict by the ICJ on the case could take years.