Iran has filed a protest in the international court of justice over US sanctions

Iran has filed a protest in the international court of justice over the impact of US sanctions on the country during the coronavirus pandemic, Mehr news agency reported, citing the Deputy President.

“Given the inhumane and contrary to human rights sanctions, at the suggestion of the Deputy legal Affairs, a new protest was filed with the international court of justice regarding the impact of sanctions on the spread of a disease caused by a new type of coronavirus,” Iranian Deputy President for legal Affairs Laia Joneidi said during a speech at a medical research center in Tehran.

In 2015, the “six ” (Britain, Germany, China, Russia, the United States, France) and Iran announced the achievement of a Joint comprehensive plan of action. The agreement called for the lifting of sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran’s nuclear program. The deal in its original form did not last three years: in May 2018, the US announced a unilateral withdrawal from it and the restoration of strict sanctions against Tehran. Iran has announced a step-by-step reduction of its obligations under the agreement.

Iran, in turn, accused the United States of “economic terrorism,” as well as the fact that Washington prevents getting medical equipment and medicines necessary to fight the coronavirus.