ICJ / US IRAN SANCTIONS

03-Oct-2018 00:01:51
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) unanimously ruled today that the United States “shall remove, by means of its choosing, any impediments” to the free export of humanitarian needs to Iran arising from its withdrawal from the nuclear deal. ICJ
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STORY: ICJ / US IRAN SANCTIONS
TRT: 1:50
SOURCE: ICJ
RESTRICTIONS: COURTESY OF THE ICJ
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 03 OCTOBER 2018, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
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03 OCTOBER 2018, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President, International Court of Justice:
“One, Unanimously: The United States of America, in accordance with its obligations under the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights, shall remove, by means of its choosing, any impediments arising from the measures announced on 8 May 2018 to the free exportation to the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran of: medicines and medical devices; foodstuffs and agricultural commodities; and spare parts, equipment and associated services (including warranty, maintenance, repair services and inspections) necessary for the safety of civil aviation.”
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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) unanimously ruled today (03 Oct) that the United States “shall remove, by means of its choosing, any impediments” to the free exportation of humanitarian needs to Iran arising from its withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

Iran had filed a lawsuit late August claiming that the US was in violation the 1955 “Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights” between the two countries over sanctions it imposed against Iran. The US imposed the sanctions after withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in 2015 between Iran, the US, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany.

The Court found that some of the measures complained by Iran could relate to the essential security interests of the US and as such might affect at least some of the rights invoked by Iran under the 1955 Treaty. However, these did not include measures relating to the importation and purchase of goods required for humanitarian needs and the safety of civil aviation.

The Court ruled that the US “shall remove, by means of its choosing, any impediments arising from the measures announced on 8 May 2018 to the free exportation to the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran of: medicines and medical devices; foodstuffs and agricultural commodities; and spare parts, equipment and associated services (including warranty, maintenance, repair services and inspections) necessary for the safety of civil aviation.” It added that the US shall ensure that licences and necessary authorizations are granted, and that payments and other transfers of funds are not subject to any restriction in so far as they relate to these goods and services.

The ICJ said both parties shall refrain from any action which might aggravate or extend the dispute before the Court or make it more difficult to resolve.
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