Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that the US is withdrawing from a 1955 "Treaty of Amity" with Iran after Tehran successfully made an international complaint that Washington had violated that accord.
The World Court ordered the United States to ensure that sanctions against Iran, due to be tightened next month, do not affect humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety.
But U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected the decision. He said the United Nations court had no jurisdiction over the sanctions, which Pompeo said were essential to U.S. security interests, and that Washington would “terminate” the little-known treaty with Iran.
Meanwhile, the European powers try to protect Iran deal and to design a workable legal shield for its companies in Iran ahead of November’s restoration of a second wave of US sanctions.