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UNSG supports ICJ’s order on Iran’s lawsuit against US

New York, Oct 9 (IENews) The UN Secretary General supports the ICJ’s order on Iran’s lawsuit against the US, said a UN Spokesman.

The UN Spokesman was asked about the Secretary General’s viewpoint about ICJ’s decision against the US, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

”The International Court of Justice is one of the principal organs of this organisation. The Secretary-General believes firmly in defence of work of the International Court,” he replied, according to a UN statement.

”It is not for him to support particular decisions. This is a dispute between two Member States. We are supportive of the process that the International Court of Justice represents,” he added.

He pointed out that it is the SG’s task to defend the UN Charter, adding ”The ICJ is a principle part of the Charter.”

Following the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), also known as Iran nuclear deal, and the White House decision to unilaterally re-impose sanctions against Iran, the country filed a lawsuit in The Hague-based ICJ.

The ICJ delivered order to the US to lift sanctions on foodstuff, medicine, and civil aviation and facilitate banking transactions.

In his briefing, he referred to murder of the veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and expressed worry about journalists’ issues.

He urged the UN member states to safeguard the journalists’ safety, justice and human rights.

(Source UNI)

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