ICJ extends time-limits for Iran, US initial pleading files

IRNA – The International Court of Justice extended time-limits for Iran and the US to file pleadings in an ongoing case in which Tehran has taken Washington to the court for reimposing economic sanctions.

The President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, extended from April 19, 2019 to May 24, 2019 and from October 10, 2019 to January 10, 2020, respectively, the time-limits for the filing of the Memorial of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Counter-Memorial of the United States of America in the case concerning Alleged Violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America),’ reads a statement published by the court on Monday.

The letter says the US didn’t object to the Iranian extension request.

Iran’s representative at the International Court of Justice said earlier the US has until May 16 to give a detailed list of measures that it will take to remove sanctions on medicine, food as well as civil aviation supplies and services.

The official said Iran would prepare necessary documents about the impact of sanctions on the people’s lives, especially food, medicine and air security in a bid to show them to the court’s members.