U.S. Pledges to Fight Iran ICJ Action over Re-Imposed Sanctions

Washington, The United States views Iran's filing with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as an attempt to interfere with its rights to take actions on national-security grounds, and it will fight Tehran's claims, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pom...

Washington, The United States views Iran's filing with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as an attempt to interfere with its rights to take actions on national-security grounds, and it will fight Tehran's claims, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

Iran's filing with the ICJ is an attempt to interfere with the sovereign rights of the United States to take lawful actions, including re-imposition of sanctions, which are necessary to protect our national security. The proceedings instituted by Iran are a misuse of the court, Pompeo said in a statement.

We will vigorously defend against Iran's meritless claims this week in the Hague, and we will continue to work with our allies to counter the Iranian regime's destabilizing activities in the region, block their financing of terror, and address Iran's proliferation of ballistic missiles and other advanced weapons systems that threaten international peace and stability, Pompeo wrote.

Source: Saudi Press Agency