In an interview with the website of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations regarding news released concerning restrictions on Iran’s access to medicine of special patients, including Mucopolysaccharides (MPS), Dr. Mehdi Zakerian, said: “After a careful and in-depth examination of the issue, Iran should first report this restriction and denial along with its documentation to the office of the International Court of Justice, in which the Americans are required not to create any obstacles for Iran on the sale of drugs, medical equipment and related financial transactions.
Reminding that the court has already issued a preliminary injunction and should be informed about its violation, he said: “If the Americans ignored this, they would have violated the Court’s order for interim measures.”
The university professor also commented on letters written by Iran to some international organizations saying: UN human rights rapporteurs on unilateral coercive action and its impact on people’s enjoyment of human rights, as well as UN rapporteur on children and other human rights issues associated with these sanctions have duties in this regard, and Iran must exchange letters with such rapporteurs and submit its documentation.
Concerning the duties and responsibilities of the UN secretary general, Zakerian said the secretary general as per Article 99 of the United Nations Charter may bring to the attention of the Security Council (any matter which, in his opinion, may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security); therefore, in addition to the correspondence, submitting reports to the UN Human Rights Council and ultimately to the UN secretary general on violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which supervises over termination of all former UN Security Council sanctions, is of importance in this case.
The university professor added the UN secretary general must announce by submitting a report that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will be officially recognized and all previous resolutions “canceled”,. What Americans do is worse than those resolutions and therefore such an action is unilateral and violates international law, human rights and humanitarian law.
He said the UN secretary general as per Article 99 of the United Nations Charter may bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which, in his opinion, may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security.
The secretary general cannot give orders to the United States, but, we have already had a preliminary injunction from the International Court of Justice. Therefore, Iran could lodge its documentation with the UN secretariat and declare that the US had deviated from the preliminary injunction and has not complied with it, Zakerian concluded.