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Iran calls upon IMO for U.S. sanctions

Iran has lodged complaint at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) against the U.S. sanctions on Iranian ships, Tasnim news agency reported on Friday (Nov. 9).

Iran's embassy in Britain has sent a letter to IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim to pronounce Tehran's protest against U.S. unilateral sanctions against Iranian trade vessels, Iran's Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad was quoted as saying.

The letter has denounced the U.S. sanctions as a violation of international shipping treaties that endangers maritime security, Baeidinejad said, adding that Iran has urged the IMO to hold a council meeting to address the issue.

Read more on Xinhua.


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