U.S. ordered to lift sanctions on 'humanitarian' goods

Thursday, 04 Oct, 2018

Iran's real quarrel, she argued, is not within the court's jurisdiction, but Iran's frustration over US President Donald Trump's plan to pull out of a 2015 pact between Iran, the US and other major world powers.

The move is a largely symbolic gesture that highlights deteriorating relations between Washington and Tehran.

"I'm announcing that the U.S. is terminating the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran".

"The Islamic Republic of Iran's Foreign Ministry sees eye to eye with the International Court of Justice with regards to its ruling, and the tribunal regards itself as having the preliminary competence to look into Iran's lawsuit against the US and, hence, has foiled efforts by the USA government and its lawyers to dismiss the court's competence and shirk its legal responsibilities".

President Donald Trump in May announced a renewal of tough U.S. sanctions on the Islamic Republic after abandoning the multilateral Iran nuclear agreement over its ballistic missile program.

Following the ruling, the Iranian Foreign Ministry also released a statement saying it "sees eye to eye" with the ICJ which has ruled against sanctions on Iran.

"The United States must comply with its worldwide commitments and lift obstacles to Iranian trade", it added. He said the administration would review all accords that might subject the USA to prosecution by global courts or panels. Countries will be prohibited from buying Iranian crude oil exports. Trump promised in September these additional actions would be "tougher than ever before". Iran challenged the sanctions in a case filed in July at the court.

The other parties to the deal - the UK, France, Germany, China and Russian Federation - have pledged to abide by their commitments under the existing deal.

He said Iran's claims under the treaty were 'absurd'.

The Trump administration has been dismissive of the global court and the president did not back down from his threat to rip up the nuclear agreement.

The United States announced on Friday it will effectively close the consulate in Basra and relocate diplomatic personnel assigned there following increasing threats from Iran and Iran-backed militia, including rocket fire. "Iran is the origin of the current threat to Americans in Iraq", Pompeo said. These issues are not covered under the JCPOA, which is why Trump said he pulled out of the agreement.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (not shown) in NY on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Hauge, agreeing with the Iranians, issued the "blow" to the Trump White House Tuesday. "So I don't take what they say seriously at all". Bolton told reporters at the White House that the provision violates US sovereignty. Bolton told reporters at the White House that the provision violates United States sovereignty. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in NY, U.S., September 26, 2018. USA military leaders have since tried to emphasize that ISIS, not Iran, is their primary focus.