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Iran protested to the international court because of U.S. sanctions

Iran protested to the international court because of the impact of us sanctions on the country during a pandemic coronavirus, Mehr Agency reports citing the President's Deputy.

"Given the inhumane and contrary to human rights sanctions, on the proposal of the Deputy for legal Affairs had filed a new protest in the international court of justice on the impact of sanctions on the spread of the disease caused by a new type of coronavirus," said the Vice President of Iran for legal Affairs Barking Joneidi during his speech at the medical research centre in Tehran.

In 2015, the "six" (UK, Germany, China, Russia, USA, France) and Iran announced the achievement of a Joint comprehensive plan of action. The agreement involves the lifting of sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran's nuclear program. The deal in its original form lived for three years: in may 2018, the United States announced its unilateral withdrawal from her and the restoration of tougher sanctions against Tehran. Iran has announced the phased reduction of their obligations under the agreement.

Iran, in turn, accused the U.S. of "economic terrorism" and that Washington will interfere with getting medical equipment and drugs needed to combat coronavirus.