The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague set a time on Tuesday to investigate Iran's complaint against US, reported Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
Iran has filed a suit in the ICJ against the US re-imposition of unilateral sanctions as Washington withdrew unilaterally from the Iran Nuclear Deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8.
In line with the World Court measure, President of the ICJ Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf has sent an official letter based on Article 74, paragraph 4 of the Court Rules, to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on him to avoid taking any new measure and not to change the conditions.
Head of Iran's Presidential Center for International Legal Affairs Mohsen Mohebbi said the ICJ letter has urged US officials to deal with the issue of re-imposition of anti-Iran sanctions considering the impending decision from the ICJ to be taken on August 27.
Iran has complained that Washington's measure to re-impose sanctions against Tehran was against the US international commitments based on a 1955 treaty between Iran and the US which entered into force in 1957, Mohebbi added.
According to the 1955 treaty, US had committed to have fair behavior towards Iranian nationals and not put obstacles on financial relations, Mohebbi noted.
In its complaint, Tehran had asked ICJ to hear the case in a session and before that to forbid the US from re-imposing unilateral sanctions which will have negative impacts on health, treatment, medicine and aviation security in Iran.
Article 74, paragraph 4, of the Rules of Court draws the attention of both Parties to the need to act in such a way as to enable any Order the Court will make on the request for provisional measures to have its appropriate effects.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK