Iran to file a lawsuit before International Court of Justice

On July 17, 2018 Iran instituted proceeding against the US at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) the principal judicial organ of the United Nations over the reimposition of heavy sanctions against Tehran by the Trump administration, claiming that the move breaches US international obligations and violates the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations and Consular Rights, signed as far back as 1955 by the two countries.

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