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UN Court Siding With Iran Reveals More D.C. Cleanup Is Needed
The Revolutionary Act ^ | 10/08/18

Posted on 10/08/2018 7:21:31 AM PDT by Liberty7732

The United States was handed yet another snub by the United Nations last week when its International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered it to undo sanctions against Iran that would interfere with the importation of humanitarian goods and services to that country.

Specifically, the court ordered the United States to remove those sanctions dealing with "medicine and medical devices, food and agricultural commodities and spare parts and equipment necessary to ensure the safety of civil aviation."

The United States immediately cried foul with John Bolton, the United States National Security Advisor, pointing out that the ICJ had allowed itself to be used "as a forum for propaganda" by Iran.

But here’s the head-smacking part: There is still a 63-year-old treaty in effect between the nations on which the court based its ruling.

Iran contended that the United States' actions of reinstating sanctions in May were in breach of the Treaty of Amity signed in 1955 between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and King Mohammad Reza Shah. This treaty included an arbitration agreement of sorts that would make the ICJ the arbiter of any disputes between the two nations.  

But the sanctions dispute was not the only contention made by Iran before the ICJ. The international court also argued that the United States had acted illegally in unilaterally withdrawing from the Iran nuclear accord, a charge the ICJ rejected.

However, the ICJ sided unanimously with Iran in its contentions regarding sanctions against products and services necessary for humanitarian aid. The ruling also declared that the international community viewed the reimposition of sanctions by the United States as illegal.  

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded forcefully by immediately withdrawing the United States from the Treaty and activating its one-year termination clause under Article XXIII. In the meantime, Bolton contended that the Treaty could not be considered in force in light of Iran's hostile behavior towards the United States and the community of nations.

"Iran is a rogue regime," he said. "It has been a threat throughout the Middle East, not only for its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, but it's (sic) acted for several decades as the central banker for international terrorism."

Of course, Bolton is correct in his assertion.

Article I of the Treaty calls for "a firm and enduring peace and sincere friendship between the United States of America and Iran," a provision that was permanently and irreversibly violated by Iran with the swarming of the American Embassy and the taking of American hostages for 444 days in 1979. Among others, that act of hostility violated numerous other provisions of the Treaty designed to guarantee the rights and safety of the nationals and companies in Iran. Additionally, Iran's numerous actions of hostility towards the United States and its regional neighbors have cut to shreds any semblance of a treaty.

Regardless, because the Treaty still exists on paper, the ICJ decided to honor it, thus giving the Iranian regime ammunition with which to ironically call the United States "an outlaw regime."

In light of the irreparable deterioration of relations between the two countries and the widespread disregard of the provisions of the Treaty, it is amazing that the United States did not withdraw years ago, an observation that did not escape John Bolton.

"Given this history and Iran's abuse of the ICJ, we will commence a review of all international agreements that may still expose the United States to purported binding jurisdiction and dispute resolution in the International Court of Justice."  

It's past time we did.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bolton; icj; iran; trumpun

1 posted on 10/08/2018 7:21:31 AM PDT by Liberty7732
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To: Liberty7732

Didn’t Trump immediately pull out of this treaty already?


2 posted on 10/08/2018 7:23:22 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: Liberty7732

The U.N. is a good place to practice confronting our enemies. That is all it is good for.


3 posted on 10/08/2018 7:24:35 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Liberty7732

Why on earth would we want a single dime of U.S. taxpayer money to go to benefit Iran, rogue terrorist state? Tell the U.N. to pack their bags and get the heck out of the U.S., and go foment their anti-U.S. and anti-Israel motions all day, all week, whatever makes that nest of vipers happy. Just not on our soil and without our money.


4 posted on 10/08/2018 7:26:01 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Liberty7732

I think the UN probably considers Kerry to be the legitimate Secretary of State. They look at Trump as a speed bump in the road.


5 posted on 10/08/2018 7:27:03 AM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: Mr. K

The 1979 hostage situation should have invalidated this treaty. But we could say that we’d talk about it....send over the Shah’s representative and we will hold a chat.


6 posted on 10/08/2018 7:27:30 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: rbg81

I think the UN probably considers Kerry to be the legitimate Secretary of State. They look at Trump as a speed bump in the road.

And Kerry considers himself a citizen of the world, with US citizenship an anachronism.


7 posted on 10/08/2018 7:28:19 AM PDT by samtheman (On to victory in November)
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To: Liberty7732

Well, The Treaty we signed with the State of Iran terminated with the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which then fundamentally changed the government o Iran from a monarchy to an Islamic Republic. Different government completely, no longer the same entity. Treaties are not without end nor automatically follow on with changes of state identification. We never recognized the “new” Iran”, have no diplomatic relations with it nor they with us. I say screw ‘em and the UN/ICJ.


8 posted on 10/08/2018 7:30:13 AM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: pepsionice

Hee hee.. that would be funny.

Who was this ‘treaty’ made with, anyway?


9 posted on 10/08/2018 7:30:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: pepsionice; SunkenCiv; RoosterRedux; Lazamataz

“The 1979 hostage situation should have invalidated this treaty. But we could say that we’d talk about it....send over the Shah’s representative and we will hold a chat.”

ROFL!

Brilliant!


10 posted on 10/08/2018 7:32:49 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (News and poltiicians who ignore James O'Keefe are fake and evil.)
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To: samtheman; Biggirl

Something tells me that Trump is going to give this body its due respect.

A cheer from the Bronx.


11 posted on 10/08/2018 7:34:53 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (News and poltiicians who ignore James O'Keefe are fake and evil.)
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To: Liberty7732

Another consequence of Pinko DemoRat Jimmah Carter’s sabotage of the Anti Communist, Pro America Shah.


12 posted on 10/08/2018 7:40:03 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (America NEEDS Mob Rule, another European and Mid East World War and a universal Draft)
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To: Liberty7732
Yeah, $3 Trillion worth of cleanup, gutting the 80% unconstitutional portion of the federal government.

Common Right. No half measures. The Left will never settle for half measures. They will not rest until they get their Worldwide Global Tyranny. We should not rest until we've restored true political freedom in America.

To MAGA we MUST restore our Free Constitutional Republic which means we MUST dismantle the 80% unconstitutional portion of the federal government and become once again a FREE and INDEPENDENT people from governmental tyranny!

And to restore and keep our political freedom, we must turn back to God as our Provider and restore the Gospel of the Grace of Christ.

Nothing less will do boys and girls.

13 posted on 10/08/2018 7:42:52 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Liberty7732

New York needs parking space.

Build over the UN and make something useful out of it.


14 posted on 10/08/2018 7:45:28 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Liberty7732

The United States has been the only country in the world to obey its Treaties even when they had every reason not to. Thank God that has changed!


15 posted on 10/08/2018 7:50:42 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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To: Jim 0216

Amen to that! Living under the thumb of corrupt Commie Criminals is not living at all.


16 posted on 10/08/2018 7:53:49 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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To: Liberty7732
The United Nations hates the United States. We can easily ignore any ruling they post against us.

Every time they rule against us we should reduce our contributions to the UN by ten percent. Very soon they will quit ruling against us, since our contributions support the parasites at the UN. They will loose their cushy work-free jobs without our money.

17 posted on 10/08/2018 8:03:10 AM PDT by penmack
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

I sure hope so.


18 posted on 10/08/2018 8:20:52 AM PDT by samtheman (On to victory in November)
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To: EagleUSA

“The U.N. is a good place to practice confronting our enemies. “

Yeah, it’s really convenient because they’re all there in one place! And I think we can count our real friends there on the fingers of one hand and most likely have fingers left over.


19 posted on 10/08/2018 8:35:33 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: EagleUSA

“The U.N. is a good place to practice confronting our enemies. “

Yeah, it’s really convenient because they’re all there in one place! And I think we can count our real friends there on the fingers of one hand and most likely have fingers left over.


20 posted on 10/08/2018 8:35:43 AM PDT by vette6387
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