Iran Files Suit against U.S. for Violating 1955 Treaty of Amity

19 July, 2018, 14:59 | Author: Donnie King
  • Iran lodges complaint against US over renewed sanctions

The goal of turning to the ICJ is "to hold (the) United States accountable for its unlawful re-imposition of unilateral sanctions", Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote earlier in the day on Twitter.

"While we knew USA can't be trusted to keep its word-as its allies have now discovered-JCPOA proves that toxic unilateralism of Trump Admin means it can't be relied on to honor any deal", the top Iranian diplomat pointed out. It's imperative to counter its habit of violating worldwide law, " he wrote.

India and Iran today deliberated on ways to deal with the possible impact on oil trade between the two countries due to the United States sanctions on import of Iranian petroleum products.

In May, US President Donald Trump announced that he would pull America out of a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and re-impose the sanctions that the deal had envisaged to be lifted.

The "blocking statute" forbids European Union firms from complying with U.S. sanctions, allowing them to recover damages from such penalties and nullifying any foreign court rulings against them.

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 United States sanctions on Iran.

Officials shared recent discoveries with a small group of Western news outlets last week, arguing that the newly uncovered evidence of Tehran's advanced nuclear weapons research - along with its elaborate efforts to hide the activity while preserving the technical know-how for possible future use - shows that Iran can not be trusted.

The other signatories have been scrambling to save the accord, arguing it offers the best way to stop Iran developing a nuclear bomb.

Zarif addressed world diplomats and Iranian businessmen at a lavish Tehran hotel on Monday night, in a meeting designed as a show of continued mutual support in the face of the U.S. move.

His comments appeared to be trying to ease popular concerns fueled by Trump's decision to withdraw from the deal with Iran on its nuclear program.

"This administration in the United States doesn't know how to behave towards the breaks worldwide treaties as a tool". They say the new revelations show precisely why the nuclear deal was necessary.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced Monday EU foreign ministers' rejection of the United States demand to isolate Iran economically.

"The United States is obliged to stop these global breaches and compensate for all the damage inflicted", he said.

"Instead of building this factory in the next seven or eight years, we built it during the negotiations but did not start it", Salehi, said, according to state media.

Its currency has plunged nearly 50 percent in value in the past six months against the USA dollar, prompting a rare strike earlier this month by traders in Tehran's Grand Bazaar.



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