TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the International Court of Justice’s ruling on the county's lawsuit against the US for breaching the 1955 Treaty of Amity and re-imposing sanctions on Tehran, describing the verdict as a great victory for the Islamic Republic.
Speaking at a meeting with a group of reformist politicians on Wednesday evening, President Rouhani highlighted his administration’s diplomatic achievements and said, “The administration has gained remarkable successes over the past five years.”
“Recently, we had a successful presence in the United Nations General Assembly, which turned into a stage for an encounter between Iran and the US,” he said, adding, “There is no one who regards the US as the winner of the encounter”.
The ICJ’s ruling is also “a huge and remarkable legal and political success” Rouhani said, adding, “Although the US government is likely to refuse to abide by it (ruling), it is a great victory for the Iranian nation to be able to get the US sentenced in an international institution”.
Judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the highest United Nations court, ruled in favor of Iran in a lawsuit against the US for breaching the 1955 Treaty of Amity by re-imposing sanctions on the Islamic Republic after pulling out of the JCPOA.
In a provisional verdict on Wednesday, the ICJ ruled that the US government should lift all bans on the free export of humanitarian goods like food and medicine to Iran which have been re-imposed after Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
The ICJ, which is based in The Hague and is also known as the World Court, is the United Nations tribunal for resolving international disputes. Iran's filing asks the ICJ to order the United States to provisionally lift its sanctions ahead of more detailed arguments.