United Nations court says U.S. must lift Iran sanctions on ‘humanitarian’ goods

United Nations court says U.S. must lift Iran sanctions on ‘humanitarian’ goods

The top court at the United Nations on Wednesday ordered the U.S. to lift sanctions on “humanitarian” goods, including medicine, food and airplane parts, to Iran that President Donald Trump re-imposed after pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, CBS and other news outlets reported. Trump slapped a first round of sanctions on Iran in August after pulling out of the historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in May, a move criticized by some European allies. A second round of punitive measures is due in November. The UN’s International Court of Justice, which made the ruling Wednesday, handles disputes between member states. Its decisions are binding and cannot be appealed, but it has no mechanism to enforce them. The U.S. was expected to ignore the ruling, claiming its sanctions an issue of national security.

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