OUR calls to re-impose Iran sanctions is legal

The HAGUE – The United States, says the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran is a legal and justified by the national security measure that can not be disputed by Tehran at the United Nations’ highest court.

The US state Department’s legal adviser Jennifer Newstead on Tuesday urged judges of the International Court of Justice to reject an urgent request from Iran for the suspension of the sanctions re-imposed by the President, Donald Trump in May.

Iran has a case to court in July as a challenge for the re-imposition. Tehran claims that the sanctions of the infringement 1955, a bilateral agreement known as the Treaty of Amity which regulates and promotes the economic and consular relations between the two countries, which have been sworn enemies for decades.

Washington argues Tehran is using the treaty as a pretext to go to court.

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