Oct 05, 2018 10:52 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 14, 2019 21:40 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iran slams US for treaty withdrawal

Iran' has criticized US claims on talks for a bilateral treaty with Iran while implying Washington Untrustworthiness when it violates the existing accords.

Iran press/ Iran news:  'US abrogated JCPOA -a multilateral accord enshrined in UNSC Resolution 2231- arguing that it seeks a bilateral treaty with #Iran,' Mohammad-Javad Zarif  wrote on his Twitter account late Wednesday, referring to the US' withdrawal from the international nuclear deal in May.

The deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed in 2015 by the US, Russia, China, France, UK and Germany on one side, and Iran on the other.

'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,' Zarif added.

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Following the announcement of the International Court of Justice ruling against the US on Wednesday, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that the United States was pulling out of the Treaty of Amity with Iran.

The Hague-based court, which is the highest judiciary body of the UN, ordered the US to lift the sanctions it has re-imposed on Iran; a major blow to the policies of President Donald Trump.

The measure was recognized as the violation of the treaty and international law. President Trump has repeatedly claimed that Washington is seeking a bilateral treaty with Iran on nuclear program and some other issues.

Also, Iran’s ambassador to the Netherlands Alireza Janahgiri scorned the US move to brand the International Court of Justice’s ruling as a “defeat for Iran” and at the same time to withdraw from the Treaty of Amity, Tasnim news agency reported.

In a tweet on Thursday, he questioned the US paradoxical behavior in regard to the ICJ’s ruling in favor of Iran.

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“Why some Americans are angry about the Court’s order & immediately announce termination of the longstanding Treaty between the two countries if it is a ‘narrow decision’ & ‘a defeat for Iran’,” the Iranian ambassador wrote.

Stressing that the real intent behind US withdrawal from the Teary of Amity is crystal clear, he added, “It is written all over your face.”

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.

Judges at the 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 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

On May 8, US President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Tehran and the world powers in 2015.

Washington has since told countries they must stop buying the OPEC producer's oil from November 4 or face financial consequences.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

Donald Trump’s decision to scrap the nuclear deal was sharply criticised by other signatories of the deal, who have pledged to uphold their side of the agreement.

 

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