Published On: Thu, Oct 4th, 2018

United Nations’ #UN court rules #U.S. must allow humanitarian trade with #Iran –  Wednesday’s verdict is binding, but the court, located in The #Hague, lacks the power to enforce its decisions, which are usually ignored by the United States anyway.

The United Nations’ highest court Wednesday ordered the United States to remove any restrictions on the export of humanitarian goods and services to Iran, granting Tehran a diplomatic victory after it challenged new U.S. sanctions in July.

The interim ruling by the International Court of Justice comes as the United States has sought to pressure Iran over what it says are “malign activities” in the Middle East, including support for militant proxies and its ballistic missile program.

Read more: United Nations’ court rules U.S. must allow humanitarian trade with Iran – The Washington Post

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