UN court has no jurisdiction in Iran sanctions case: US

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The Hague: The United States told UN judges today they had no jurisdiction to rule on Tehran’s demand for them to order the suspension of debilitating nuclear-related sanctions against Iran.

US State Department lawyer Jennifer Newstead told the court in The Hague that the 1955 treaty under which Iran has challenged the sanctions “cannot… provide a basis for this court’s jurisdiction”. (AFP)

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