Rouhani urges to file legal case against U.S. for sanctions
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the government would file a legal case in Iran against U.S. officials who imposed sanctions on the country as a precursor to action in international courts.
The Iranian president said in a speech broadcast live on state television that if the Iranian court finds against the U.S. officials, Iran will pursue the case in international courts of justice.
Rouhani said he had ordered the ministries of foreign affairs and justice "to file a legal case in Iranian courts against those in America who designed and imposed sanctions on Iran." "These sanctions are crime against humanity," Reuters cited him as saying.
The United States reimposed sanctions on Tehran after U.S. President Donald Trump chose last May to abandon Iran’s 2015 nuclear accord, negotiated with five other world powers.