US terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court ruling

Published October 3, 2018, 11:46 PM

by Roel Tibay

By the Associated Press

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the U.S. is canceling a 1955 treaty with Iran establishing economic relations and consular rights between the two nations.

FILE - In this July 20, 2018 file photo, U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters at United Nations headquarters. Pompeo will preside over the second meeting Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, on North Korea, an issue the Security Council was united on in imposing increasingly tough sanctions. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File/ MANILA BULLETIN)
FILE – In this July 20, 2018 file photo, U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters at United Nations headquarters. Pompeo will preside over the second meeting Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, on North Korea, an issue the Security Council was united on in imposing increasingly tough sanctions. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The move follows a ruling by the United Nations’ highest court ordering the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods.

Iran alleges that the sanctions imposed by

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the U.S. is canceling a 1955 treaty with Iran establishing economic relations and consular rights between the two nations.

The Trump administration after its withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran violated the so-called Treaty of Amity.

Pompeo told reporters Wednesday that the termination of the treaty was decades overdue. He said that Iran was abusing the International Court of Justice for political and propaganda purposes.

He said Iran’s claims under the treaty were “absurd.”

 
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