Iran has filed a lawsuit against the United States in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague. Tehran alleged that Washington’s decision in May to impose sanctions, after pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, violates a 1955 treaty between the two countries.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet that Iran is committed to the rule of law in the face of US contempt for diplomacy and legal obligations.
A US State Department official said, the application was without merit and Washington would fight it in the court.
US President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact reached by his predecessor Barack Obama and other world powers with Iran, and ordered tough US sanctions on Tehran.
The ICJ, known as the World Court, is the United Nations tribunal for resolving international disputes.