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Guterres informs UNSC of ICJ verdict on Iran complaint

IRNA – The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sent a letter to the Bolivian chief of the Security Council to inform the international body about the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) verdict about Iran’s complaint against the US.

The ICJ is the judicial arm of the UN. On October 3, Iran filed a complaint against the US for its new sanctions on the country and the court confirmed Iran’s demands for the sanctions on medicines, medical equipment, food and aviation to be lifted.

The ICJ verdicts are binding and irrevocable.

Following the verdict, the US government quit the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran. According to the article XXIII, ‘The Treaty … shall remain in force for ten years and shall continue in force thereafter until terminated as provided herein.’

The article continues, ‘Either High Contracting Party may, by giving one year’s written notice to the other High Contracting Party, terminate the present Treaty at the end of the initial ten-year period or at any time thereafter.’

Iran’s ambassador to the Netherlands had said before the final verdict of the JCJ, ‘If the verdict is issued in favor of Iran, the UNSC has the role for guaranteeing its implementation and can bind the US to implement it, and if the US vetoes it, a lot of pressure can be created by the public opinion against the US.’

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