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Iran demands interim order of Hague Court against US

Tehran, Iran's representative at the Hague International Court of Justice appealed for an interim order issued by the Court to prevent the US sanctions from being imposed.

The first round of hearings of the International Court of Justice on the issue of a temporary request in violation of the 1955 Treaty of Friendship, Economic Relations and Consular Rights between Iran and the United States was held Monday in the Hague, the Netherlands.

'The subject of the interim request is the imposition and reintroduction of sanctions and the announcement of the intensification of sanctions by the United States that target Iran, Iranian citizens and companies, and non-compensatory losses to the interests and rights of Iran, Iranian citizens and companies, and these measures are the violations of the 1955 treaty of friendship, economic relations, and consular rights between Iran and the United States of America,' Mohsen Mohebi said at the beginning of the meeting.

He also recalled the first stage of the US sanctions against Iran on August 6, 2018, expressing his objection to the timing of the meeting (which was urgent due to the urgency of the matter), and urged the Court to disregard of the US administration to request of the head of the court on July 23, 2018, in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 74 and the US refusal to take measures that led to the ineffectiveness of the interim order of the Court.

He noted that the US has not only paid attention to this request, but on August 6, 2018, the US president issued a new executive order to launch the first phase of the announced sanctions on May 8, 2018.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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