Iran Files Suit against US for Violating 1955 Treaty of Amity

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the complaint that Tehran has filed against the US is due to Washington’s breach of its international commitments, particularly the 1955 Treaty of Amity.

Iran Files Suit against US for Violating 1955 Treaty of Amity

Qassemi made the comment on Tuesday evening while elaborating on the news announced by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif regarding the lawsuit that Iran has lodged against the US.

“In order to make up for the United States’ re-imposition of illegal sanctions against our country, to reclaim the rights of the Iranian nation and to internationally sue the US for its violations, the Foreign Ministry, in coordination with the Presidential Office’s Centre for International Law Affairs and other relevant authorities, put on its agenda the filing of a complaint with the International Court of Justice against the US for breaching its international obligations, especially with regards to the Treaty of Amity, economic relations and consular rights in 1955," he said.

“After receiving the viewpoints of Iranian and foreign international attorneys and legal advisors, the final lawsuit containing the Islamic Republic of Iran’s complaint over the (US’s) violation of the Treaty of Amity was registered on July 16, 2018,” the spokesman noted.

“In this complaint, it is explained with evidence that the United States’ decision on May 8, 2018, to re-impose nuclear sanctions runs counter to the United States’ international obligations, especially articles 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, and the Treaty of Amity in 19655,” said Qassemi.

“The United States is obliged to stop these international breaches and compensate for all the damage inflicted,” he said.

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