Iran’s lawsuit against US ‘logical move’: Boroujerdi

TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (MNA) – Senior parliamentary official Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Iran’s lawsuit against US filed at the ICJ was a ‘logical move’, adding that Iran would win the case if it acts from a position of power to advocate the rights of its people.

Chairman of Iran's Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi regarded the filing of the lawsuit against US as “highly logical”, as Washington is going ahead with reinstating sanctions against Tehran.

“The US’ reinstatement of sanctions is against the international standards, because this country was obliged to lift all sanctions against Iran under the UN Security Council resolution,” Boroujerdi said. “Such unlawful act can be sued.”

He went on to add, “the Foreign Ministry’s move to file a lawsuit against the US at the International Court of Justice was very logical, which was confirmed by the ICJ and a date has been set for its proceeding.”

“I believe that we can succeed if we act from the position of power in advocating the rights of the [Iranian] nation,” said Boroujerdi. “If the US is found guilty in the lawsuit, the least achievement for Iran is a political win.”

Iran filed a lawsuit on July 16 against US over the country’s illegal withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the reinstatement of its unilateral sanctions. Iran stresses that “through the ‘8 May sanctions’ and further sanctions that have been announced, the United States “has violated and continues to violate multiple provisions” of the 1955 Treaty.

In response, the ICJ president sent a letter to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling on the US to avoid taking any further actions regarding anti-Iran sanctions.

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