Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Monday that Iran had filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice in the Hague against unilateral USA sanctions. "Our country is committed with the rule of law in response to the United States" disregard for diplomacy and legal obligations, the note underlines. "It's imperative to counter its habit of violating (international) law", he added.
The Iran Nuke deal or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was inked on July 14, 2015 between Iran and five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, the United States and also Germany and the European Union.
The new details on Iran's covert nuclear weapons program coincided with the publication of new German intelligence report by the state of Hesse which states that the Islamic Republic still seeks to acquire weapons of mass destruction.
In response to another question on whether there was any development on the United States reaching out to India over the issue of reduction of imports from Iran, Kumar said, "They had indicated".More news: Horror as trapeze act falls in dramatic 'America's Got Talent' performance
Earlier in the day, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced that European countries have activated a blocking statute that prohibits companies from complying with U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Mogherini conceded it will be tough battle to preserve the Iran nuclear agreement, which Trump's predecessor Barack Obama sealed with Iran along with Britain, France and Germany as well as Russian Federation and China.
Under the 2015 agreement, Iran can only enrich uranium to 3.67 percent - far below the roughly 90-percent level needed for nuclear weapons.More news: Trump meets Putin behind closed doors after scolding United States policy on Russian Federation
The German magazine Der Spiegel as well as the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security (the good ISIS) have reported - based on extensive research- that Iran is probably operating an underground nuclear facility in Qusayr in the Qalamoun Mountains near the Lebanese border. "It is necessary to put a stop to this behavior", Zarif said.
Some of Europe's biggest firms rushed to do business with Iran after the nuclear deal took effect three years ago.
In November the USA sanctions against Iran will cover the supply of Iranian oil.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said while Iran is an age-old partner, with the USA also India's has a special strategic relationship.More news: Houston to host NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2023