President Hassan Rouhani mentioned Wednesday that Iran had filed the lawsuit with the ICJ a day earlier, vowing that his administration will pursue the case to its finish.
On April 20, the US Supreme Court docket dominated that about USD 2 billion in frozen Iranian property have to be turned over to American households of individuals killed within the 1983 bombing of a US Marine Corps barracks within the Lebanese capital of Beirut and different assaults blamed on Iran. Tehran has lengthy rejected allegations of involvement within the 1983 Beirut bombing.
The cash confiscated underneath the US courtroom ruling belongs to the Central Financial institution of Iran (CBI). The property have been blocked underneath US sanctions.
Rouhani, who was delivering a speech to households of conflict martyrs and veterans in Tehran, referred to as the decision by the American courtroom as illegitimate, saying that the case of American nationals killed in Lebanon has nothing to do with Iran.
“It isn’t clear what the People have been doing in Lebanon and the way is the case associated to Iran,” Rouhani mentioned, vowing that Iran won’t ever hold silent on the difficulty and that authorized motion will proceed till the sum and all associated compensations are retrieved.
In an interview with the New Yorker revealed on April 25, Iran’s International Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mentioned the seizure of Iran’s frozen property by the US was “freeway theft,” vowing that the Islamic Republic will retrieve the sum anyway.
“It’s a theft. Big theft. It’s freeway theft. And consider you me, we are going to get it again,” he added.
On April 28, Zarif wrote a letter to United Nations Secretary Common Ban Ki-moon, saying Tehran reserves the fitting to take countermeasures in response to the choice made by the courtroom.
UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, on April 29 confirmed the receipt of Zarif’s letter and mentioned, “The secretary basic’s good workplaces are at all times accessible ought to each events to no matter tensions or situation request it.”