ICJ ruling on Iranian sanctions

|By:, SA News Editor

Judges at the International Court of Justice, the highest United Nations court, will rule today on an Iranian plea to have American sanctions against the country lifted.

Tehran brought the case under a 1955 "friendship treaty" despite its long enmity with the United States.

While the World Court's rulings are binding, it has no power to enforce them, and the U.S. and Iran are both among a handful of countries that has ignored its decisions.

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