Iran Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Over Sanctions Amid COVID-19 Fight

TEHRAN, July 5 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran has filed a lawsuit at the International Court of Justice, against the United States, over effects of sanctions on Iran’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Leila Joneidi, Iran’s presidential aide for legal affairs, said on Saturday.

The continuous U.S. sanctions against Iran, at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, are an indication of “inhuman” move and against human rights, Joneidi was quoted as saying by the Tehran Times daily.

The official made the remarks, during a visit to the Pasteur Institute in the capital, Tehran.

U.S. President, Donald Trump, pulled Washington out of the Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, in May 2018, and reimposed heavy sanctions against Iran.– NNN-IRNA