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The Financial Express

US sanctions on Iran violate international law: Mahathir

Published: December 14, 2019 14:29:30 | Updated: December 14, 2019 19:13:57


Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad - Reuters file photo Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad - Reuters file photo

The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday.

“Malaysia does not support the reimposition of the unilateral sanctions by the US against Iran,’’ he told the Doha Forum, also attended by Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

Malaysia and other countries have lost a “a big market’’ because of the sanctions on Iran, he said, Reuters reported.

“Such sanctions clearly violate the United Nations charter and international law; sanctions can only be applied by the United Nations in accordance with the charter,’’ he added.

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