This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Netherlands: Iran dismisses US objections at ICJ hearings on frozen assets03:41

Netherlands: Iran dismisses US objections at ICJ hearings on frozen assets

Netherlands, The Hague
October 10, 2018 at 11:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

The legal team of the Islamic Republic of Iran moved to reject US objections in its preliminary statements at a hearing regarding Iran's frozen assets, which was held at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on Wednesday.

Speaking of provisional measures imposed by the US on Iranian entities and companies, specifically its Central Bank [Bank Markazi], Iran's lawyer Mohsen Mohebi said "the case we discussed this week does not concern the so-called nuclear-related sanctions."

"It is related to the treatment by different branches of the United States government through a range of legislative, executive, and in particular judicial measures," he added.

British barrister Vaughan Lowe, another member of Iran's legal team, dismissed US attempts to justify actions taken against Iranian entities and individuals as measures to hold Iran accountable for its alleged support of terror organizations, questioning the timing of allegations.

"The time to hear such a defence is at the merits hearing, not now, and that is the time at which Iran will respond to any such allegations as may be relevant to the legal issues in this case," Lowe said.

In a separate case on October 3, the ICJ ordered the US to lift its sanctions on Iran concerning the export of "medicines and medical devices, food, [and] agricultural commodities" in addition to aviation parts based on the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic relations and Consular rights between the disputing parties.

The US government responded by announcing that it would be withdrawing from the Treaty of Amity as well as the optional protocol of the 1961 Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations which gives the ICJ jurisdiction over disputes arising from the convention.

Mandatory Credit: UNTV pool

Netherlands: Iran dismisses US objections at ICJ hearings on frozen assets03:41
Pool for subscribers only
Restrictions

mandatory credit: untv

No Account? Sign up!
Description

The legal team of the Islamic Republic of Iran moved to reject US objections in its preliminary statements at a hearing regarding Iran's frozen assets, which was held at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on Wednesday.

Speaking of provisional measures imposed by the US on Iranian entities and companies, specifically its Central Bank [Bank Markazi], Iran's lawyer Mohsen Mohebi said "the case we discussed this week does not concern the so-called nuclear-related sanctions."

"It is related to the treatment by different branches of the United States government through a range of legislative, executive, and in particular judicial measures," he added.

British barrister Vaughan Lowe, another member of Iran's legal team, dismissed US attempts to justify actions taken against Iranian entities and individuals as measures to hold Iran accountable for its alleged support of terror organizations, questioning the timing of allegations.

"The time to hear such a defence is at the merits hearing, not now, and that is the time at which Iran will respond to any such allegations as may be relevant to the legal issues in this case," Lowe said.

In a separate case on October 3, the ICJ ordered the US to lift its sanctions on Iran concerning the export of "medicines and medical devices, food, [and] agricultural commodities" in addition to aviation parts based on the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic relations and Consular rights between the disputing parties.

The US government responded by announcing that it would be withdrawing from the Treaty of Amity as well as the optional protocol of the 1961 Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations which gives the ICJ jurisdiction over disputes arising from the convention.

Mandatory Credit: UNTV pool

Top downloads in last 24 hours
Pool for subscribers only
01:35
USA: Biden and Harris officially sworn in as president and vice-president in DC ceremonyUSA: Biden and Harris officially sworn in as president and vice-president in DC ceremony
January 20, 2021 at 17:02 GMT +00:00
01:31
Italy: Huge whale carcass towed to Naples for autopsy after discovery near SorrentoItaly: Huge whale carcass towed to Naples for autopsy after discovery near Sorrento
January 20, 2021 at 23:24 GMT +00:00
01:31
USA: Security personnel out in force as Biden inauguration wraps up in DCUSA: Security personnel out in force as Biden inauguration wraps up in DC
January 20, 2021 at 20:18 GMT +00:00
02:43
USA: 'We will be back in some form' - Trump makes farewell speech before heading to FloridaUSA: 'We will be back in some form' - Trump makes farewell speech before heading to Florida
January 21, 2021 at 00:13 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:47
USA: Biden and Harris call for unity as they address nation during inaugural celebrationUSA: Biden and Harris call for unity as they address nation during inaugural celebration
January 21, 2021 at 04:23 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:34
USA: Obama, Bush, Clinton wish Biden success during joint inaugural celebration appearanceUSA: Obama, Bush, Clinton wish Biden success during joint inaugural celebration appearance
January 21, 2021 at 04:35 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:38
Spain: Aerial images capture aftermath of deadly Madrid blastSpain: Aerial images capture aftermath of deadly Madrid blast
January 20, 2021 at 17:29 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:43
USA: 'I will fire you on the spot' - Biden warns appointees to treat others with respect during virtual swearing-in ceremonyUSA: 'I will fire you on the spot' - Biden warns appointees to treat others with respect during virtual swearing-in ceremony
January 21, 2021 at 00:36 GMT +00:00
03:17
Iraq: Dozens killed in double suicide attack in Baghdad *GRAPHIC CONTENT*Iraq: Dozens killed in double suicide attack in Baghdad *GRAPHIC CONTENT*
January 21, 2021 at 11:03 GMT +00:00
01:34
Syria: Thousands of IDPs from Afrin demonstrate on 3rd anniv of Turkish military operationSyria: Thousands of IDPs from Afrin demonstrate on 3rd anniv of Turkish military operation
January 21, 2021 at 01:01 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:41
USA: Biden rejoins Paris climate accord with first round of executive ordersUSA: Biden rejoins Paris climate accord with first round of executive orders
January 20, 2021 at 23:01 GMT +00:00
04:57
Netherlands: Nefertiti bust made from honey beeswax displayed in AmsterdamNetherlands: Nefertiti bust made from honey beeswax displayed in Amsterdam
January 20, 2021 at 16:10 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:30
USA: 'Democracy has prevailed' - President Biden in inauguration speechUSA: 'Democracy has prevailed' - President Biden in inauguration speech
January 20, 2021 at 17:19 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:42
USA: ‘We must end this uncivil war’ says Biden at inauguration speech in DCUSA: ‘We must end this uncivil war’ says Biden at inauguration speech in DC
January 20, 2021 at 18:21 GMT +00:00
02:55
Brazil: 107 y/o woman gets COVID vaccine as indigenous inoculation campaign begins in Sao Paulo regionBrazil: 107 y/o woman gets COVID vaccine as indigenous inoculation campaign begins in Sao Paulo region
January 21, 2021 at 05:46 GMT +00:00
01:17
USA: Dozens of antifa protesters rally outside California's state capitol in Sacramento on inauguration dayUSA: Dozens of antifa protesters rally outside California's state capitol in Sacramento on inauguration day
January 21, 2021 at 03:03 GMT +00:00
02:09
USA: Tensions as Inauguration Day protesters vandalise Oregon’s Democratic headquartersUSA: Tensions as Inauguration Day protesters vandalise Oregon’s Democratic headquarters
January 21, 2021 at 09:29 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:39
USA: Biden and Harris lay wreath at Arlington National CemeteryUSA: Biden and Harris lay wreath at Arlington National Cemetery
January 21, 2021 at 05:19 GMT +00:00
05:01
India: Villagers celebrate in Kamala Harris's ancestral home as she becomes new US vice presidentIndia: Villagers celebrate in Kamala Harris's ancestral home as she becomes new US vice president
January 21, 2021 at 03:01 GMT +00:00
01:02
Spain: Emergency operations ongoing after gas explosion at Madrid building kills 4Spain: Emergency operations ongoing after gas explosion at Madrid building kills 4
January 21, 2021 at 07:52 GMT +00:00
03:59
Spain: 'The whole building was shaking' - neighbours describe Madrid explosion Spain: 'The whole building was shaking' - neighbours describe Madrid explosion
January 20, 2021 at 18:56 GMT +00:00
03:03
Spain: Firefighters continue working on building destroyed by gas explosion in Madrid Spain: Firefighters continue working on building destroyed by gas explosion in Madrid
January 20, 2021 at 23:30 GMT +00:00
View all videos