Iran says US sanctions are ‘ruining’ MILLIONS of lives by ...

IRAN has insisted that US sanctions are devastating the Iranian economy and "ruining" millions of people's lives in a warning to the UN.

PUBLISHED: 02:44, Thu, Sep 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 02:44, Thu, Sep 17, 2020

The UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) is assessing the evidence from Iran and the US in order to decide whether it can deal with the case. On Wednesday, Tehran urged the UN court to overturn the US nuclear sanctions.

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Donald dragged America out of a landmark deal and reimposed nuclear sanctions.

The move resulted in Iran taking the US to the ICJ in 2018.

This week, Iran’s Hamidreza Oloumiyazdi told the UN court the sanctions imposed by the US were a “clear breach” of the 1955 Treaty of Amity between the two nations.

Speaking over video link, Mr Oloumiyazdi said: "The US measures and the underlying policy of 'maximum pressure' disregard the very foundation of international law.”

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaking in IranIran has insisted US sanctions are devastating the Iranian economy (Image: getty/Iranian Presidency )

Mike Pompeo visits QatarMike Pompeo said America will enforce new UN sanctions on Iran from next week (Image: getty)

Iran’s lawyer added how the sanctions were causing “hardship and suffering”.

He said there has been a record level plummet in Iran’s trade, food prices have almost doubled and the health system has been severely affected.

He continued: "All that matters now for the US administration is whether its measures are succeeding in destroying the Iranian economy and ruining the lives of millions of Iranians.”

On Wednesday, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said America will enforce new UN sanctions on Iran from next week.

READE MORE: Iran warning: vows attack ‘1000 times greater’

Donald Trump speaks at White HouseDonald dragged America out of a landmark deal and reimposed nuclear sanctions on Iran (Image: getty)

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