UN court to rule on role in Iran-US sanctions case

The Hague (AFP) – The UN’s top court will rule Wednesday whether it can take on Iran’s bid to overturn US nuclear sanctions, reimposed by the administration of former US president Donald Trump. Tehran dragged the United States to the International Court of Justice in mid-2018, saying Washington breached a 1955 friendship treaty between the two countries. Then-president Trump reimposed the sanctions after pulling out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran to the dismay of European allies. The United States says the Hague-based ICJ does not have jurisdiction and must throw out the case. It also argues…

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