ICJ rules on case of Iran v. US, rejects US objections

IRNA – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered judgment on Wednesday on the preliminary objections raised by the United States in the case of certain Iranian assets seized by the US.

The UN’s top court confirmed its jurisdiction over the dispute rejecting US claims that the ICJ has no jurisdiction over the case.

Owing to US violations a 1965 Treaty of Amity with Iran, Tehran had filed a petition to ICJ.

US lawyers had rejected violation of the Treaty of Amity by Washington and raised the baseless allegations on Iran support of terrorism.

They claimed that Iran is not eligible to complain against US over freezing $2 billion of its assets.