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Iran’s complaint against US registered in the Hague

Tehran,International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced on Tuesday Iran's complaint against the US was officially registered in the court.

ICJ said that Iran's complaint against the US for violation of 1955 treaty of amity had been registered.

ICJ's official website noted that Iran's complaint pertains to breach of treaty of amity and economic relations and consular laws of 1955.

The complaint substantially explained that US May 8 decision to withdraw from the JCPOA runs counter to its international commitments, especially articles 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the treaty of amity and it is obliged to stop the offenses and compensate damages.

In its complaint, Iran urged ICJ to examine cases of violations and issue rulings thereon.

In the complaint, Iran claims the US' decision on May 8 to exit the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, violates the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Relations, which the US and Iran signed in 1955.

'The US shall fully compensate Iran for the violation of its international legal obligations in an amount to be determined by the Court at a subsequent stage of the proceedings,' Iran claims in the complaint, according to a statement from the court. 'Iran reserves the right to submit and present to the Court in due course a precise evaluation of the compensation owed by the USA.'

The court, located in The Hague, Netherlands, confirmed Tuesday it had admitted the complaint Iran filed against the US.

The complaint also called for immediate halt of sanctions declared on May 8 by the US against Iran.

The US should stop threats to impose further sanctions, the complaint said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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