US vows to fight Iran lawsuit in international court

US vows to fight Iran lawsuit in international court

August 28, 2018

Tehran accuses Washington of 'naked economic aggression' and urges UN's top court in The Hague to nullify US sanctions.

The United States vowed to fight Iran before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), calling Tehran's move to question the legality of recently reimposed sanctions an attempt to interfere with its national security.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the statement on Monday as legal proceedings began before the court in The Hague.

"Iran's filing with the ICJ is an attempt to interfere with the sovereign rights of the United States to take lawful actions, including reimposition of sanctions, which are necessary to protect our national security. The proceedings instituted by Iran are a misuse of the court," said Pompeo.

Credit by - AL JAZEERA 

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