Iran filed a lawsuit against the U.S. on Tuesday, alleging that the Trump administration’s decision to hit the country with new sanctions after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal was in violation of a decades-old treaty.
Reuters reported Tuesday that Iran made the filing in the International Court of Justice, the United Nation’s court for international disputes. The filing claims that the withdrawal from the deal “has violated and continued to violate multiple provisions” of the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations and Consular Rights,” signed in 1955, according to Reuters.
Iran is requesting that the U.S. lift the sanctions ahead of further debates on the lawsuit.
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