Iran’s FM slams US as ‘outlaw regime’ over treaty withdrawal

TEHRAN, Oct 3, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the United States as an “outlaw regime” on Wednesday, after Washington said it was withdrawing from a 1955 accord with Tehran following a court ruling.

“Today US withdrew from an actual US-Iran treaty after the ICJ (International Court of Justice) ordered it to stop violating that treaty in sanctioning Iranian people. Outlaw regime,” Zarif wrote on Twitter.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US was terminating a 1955 treaty between the two countries after the UN’s top court ruled against Washington’s sanctions policy towards Tehran, in a case which referred to the decades-old accord.