17 November 2018

Zarif: US accountable for crimes against humanity

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet on Thursday that the United States must be held accountable for its crimes against humanity. reports citing IRNA.

Zarif tweeted 'Just as with Yemen, @SecPompeo blames Iran for unlawful US sanctions preventing Iranians’ access to financial services for food and medicine. Naturally, we will provide them for our people in spite of US efforts. But US is accountable for crimes against humanity re Iran & Yemen.'

On May 8, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of a nuclear deal struck by Iran and six world powers known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting of sanctions. The US president also reinstated the sanctions already lifted under the JCPOA and vowed to impose the highest level of economic ban on Iran.

The second round of US sanctions against Iran targeting Iranian oil exports, shipping, aviation industry and banking affairs went into effect as of Monday.

The US unilateral move has been condemned by other signatories of the JCPOA namely the UK, France, Germany, Russia and China which have voiced their commitment to the deal and vowed to protect the trade between their companies and Iran. The EU is preparing a special mechanism to enable payments for Iranian oil and other exports without U.S. dollars, possibly through a barter system.

Through his 'economic terrorism' weapon and unilateral sanctions, Trump is after waging a psychological warfare against Iran but the events unfolding in recent months and the world's refusal to toe the US line showed that Washington will never attain its goals.

2018.11.09 / 09:47
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