THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Iran went to the Supreme Court of the United Nations on Monday to lift US sanctions following President Donald Trump's decision earlier this year to reintroduce them " Naked Economic Aggression "
Iran filed the case before the International Court of Justice in July, claiming that the Trump government's sanctions imposed on 8 May violated a 1955 bilateral agreement that called the" treaty of friendship "economic and economic consular relations governs The two countries
At hearings that began on Monday in the court building in The Hague, Tehran asked the magistrates of the World Court to immediately suspend the sanctions for the protection of Iran's interests, while the case of their legality is called into question take years
In a written statement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described the legal Move as an attempt by Tehran, "to interfere with the sovereignty of the United States to take legal action, including the reintroduction of sanctions necessary to protect our national security. "
Trump said in May that he would pull the United States out of a 2015 Iranian nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions on Tehran, and Washington threatened sanctions if they did not stop Iran's oil imports by the beginning of November.
Iranian representative Mohsen Mohebi told the court that the US decision was a clear violation of the 1955 treaty because it wanted to "cause harm." As far as possible, the Iranian economy. "
The Iranian nuclear program In return, in 2015, the Islamic Republic's nuclear program limited the repeal of most US and international sanctions against Tehran.
However, the deal came with time restrictions and I have not addressed the Iranian ballistic missile program nor its regional policy in Syria and elsewhere. Trump has repeatedly pointed to these omissions by calling the agreement "the worst deal ever".
Mohebi said that the reintroduction of sanctions is not justified as Iran complies with the terms of the 2015 agreement. He said sanctions are already having a damaging impact on the Iranian economy and society and threatening to further destabilize the fragile Middle East.
"This policy is nothing but a naked economic aggression against my country," Mohebi said in court states that argue that the court has no jurisdiction in this case would have to bring their legal arguments to the judges on Tuesday.
Pompeo said lawyers would "vigorously defend" the US, and we will continue to work with our allies to counteract the destabilizing activities of the Iranian regime in the region, block their funding of terrorism, and engage in the proliferation of ballistic missiles and others advanced weapons systems that threaten international peace and stability. We will also see to it that Iran has no way to a nuclear weapon – not now, never. "
United States rejection of the US nuclear agreement is not supported by key allies Last week, the European Union announced its first financial support package to help support the flagging Iranian economy, part of the bloc's commitment to Iran's and the United States have filed suit before the International Court of Justice in cases of crises such as the hostage-taking of the Tehran Embassy and the shooting down of an Iranian passenger plane deceived by a US warship for a fighter jet
The 1955 Treaty was signed when the US and Iran were allies after 1953 The US-led revolution eventually consolidated the rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, but diplomatic ties were broken after the Islamic Revolution of 1979 in Iran and the takeover of the US Embassy and the subsequent hostage-taking stopped. Despite the dramatic deterioration in relations, the treaty remains in force.
Judgments of the World Court, settling disputes between nations, are final and legally binding.
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