Mahathir says US sanctions on Iran violate international law

'' does not support the reimposition of the by the US against Iran,'' Malaysian Prime Minister said in his speech during the Doha Forum on Saturday.

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.

'' 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.

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

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