The call was made in a Tuesday letter, signed by Iran's deputy ambassador to
the UN Es'haq Al-e Habib, to the Security Council’s president and the UN
secretary general, Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported Friday.
"Such remarks are part of the US policies of exerting pressure and issuing real threats in order to wage an economic war against the people of Iran,” the letter said, slamming the move as "a collective punishment for a nation” and a "clear violation of the basic principles of international law”.
"Pompeo’s comments are another indication of the US’ bullying policy, which knows no limit and principle,” the letter said, adding that the US has no hesitation in penalizing other countries when punishing the Iranian nation.
It also reiterated the fact that the re-imposition of US sanctions against Iran prevents Iranian people from having access to their basic requirements, including medicine and medical equipment.
"The White House’s measures are a clear instance of crime against humanity,” it added.
"Iran has shown resistance against the US’ bullying behavior and illegal measures within the past 40 years, and will manage to do so against Washington’s recent wrong policies as well,” the letter added.