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Sanctions on Iran: International Court of Justice rules against US

First Posted: Oct 03, 2018 09:12 AM EDT
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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered the US to ease sanctions it re-imposed on Iran after pulling out a nuclear deal last year.

Siding with Tehran, it said exports of "humanitarian" goods, such as food and medicines, should be allowed.

The US argued the court had no jurisdiction in the case as it concerned its national security.

The rulings of the ICJ - which is based in The Hague - are binding but the court has no power to enforce them.

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