11 Dec 2023
Saturday 2 February 2019
Story Code : 336941

ICJ to deliver its judgment on Iran's complaint vs. US

IRNA The International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced that it will deliver its judgment regarding Iran's complaint over US decision to seize $2b assets of CBI and governmental institutions.

'On Wednesday 13 February 2019, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will deliver its Judgment on the preliminary objections raised by the United States of America in the case concerning Certain Iranian Assets (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America), ICJ reported on Friday night.

According to ICJ, 'A public sitting will take place at 3 p.m. at the Peace Palace in The Hague, during which Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the Court, will read the Courts decision.'

Owing to US violations as regard Treaty of Amity with Iran in 1965, Iran had filed a petition to ICJ.

US lawyers have so far rejected violation of the Treaty of Amity by Washington and raised the baseless allegations on Iran support of terrorism.

They claimed that Iran is not eligible to complain against US over seizing its assets.

ICJ had earlier fixed a time limit for Iran and the United States for the filing of the initial pleadings after Iran lodged a complaint with the Court against US violation of the 1955 Treaty of Amity.

Iran has already filed a suit in the ICJ against the US re-imposition of unilateral sanctions as Washington withdrew unilaterally on May 8 from the Iran Deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In line with its order after hearing to Iran at the Court, the ICJ said, That the USA shall refrain from taking any other measure that might prejudice the rights of Iran and Iranian nationals and companies under the Treaty of Amity with respect to any decision this Court might render on the merits.
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