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Netherlands: US sanctions against Iran 'naked economic aggression' - lawyer at ICJ01:46

Netherlands: US sanctions against Iran 'naked economic aggression' - lawyer at ICJ

Netherlands, The Hague
August 27, 2018 at 14:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iran accused the US of "naked economic aggression" through economic sanctions in front of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on Monday, demanding the sanctions to be lifted.

Mohsen Mohebi, representing the Islamic Republic of Iran at the ICJ, justified his claims stating that the intent of the imposition was "to cause maximum damage to Iran."

He accused the US of breaching its obligations under the 1955 Treaty of Amity through "the re-imposition of the sanctions and their aggravation."

Lawyers representing the United States of America are expected to appear before the court on Tuesday to respond to the arguments put forward by Iran.

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Iran accused the US of "naked economic aggression" through economic sanctions in front of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on Monday, demanding the sanctions to be lifted.

Mohsen Mohebi, representing the Islamic Republic of Iran at the ICJ, justified his claims stating that the intent of the imposition was "to cause maximum damage to Iran."

He accused the US of breaching its obligations under the 1955 Treaty of Amity through "the re-imposition of the sanctions and their aggravation."

Lawyers representing the United States of America are expected to appear before the court on Tuesday to respond to the arguments put forward by Iran.

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