The United States said Wednesday that it was terminating a 1955 treaty reached with then-ally Iran after Tehran cited it in an international court ruling against Washington’s sanctions policy.
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“I’m announcing that the US is terminating the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran. This is a decision, frankly, that is 39 years overdue,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters, referring to the date of the 1979 Islamic revolution, Israel News reports.
.@SecPompeo: In light of how #Iran has abused the @cij_icj as a form for attacking the United States, I am therefore announcing today that the United States is terminating the Treaty of Amity with Iran. pic.twitter.com/AlPqUswsBC
— Department of State (@StateDept) October 3, 2018
President Trump said that after the November sanctions go into effect, the U.S. would “pursue additional sanctions, tougher than ever before, to counter the entire range of Iran’s malign conduct.”
The unanimous ruling from the international court orders the U.S. not to restrict money flowing between Iran and its trading partners for a list of products that it says should be cleared for export to Iran — from medical devices and agricultural commodities to parts and equipment needed to safely maintain Iran’s civil aviation.
“The United States must comply with its international commitments and lift obstacles to Iranian trade. The court considers that the United States must…remove by means of its choosing any impediment arising from the measures announced on 8 May 2018.
Washington must remove, by means of its choosing, any impediments arising from the re-imposition of sanctions to the export to Iran of medicine and medical devices, food and agricultural commodities and spare parts and equipment necessary to ensure the safety of civil aviation.” ~ Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf
Iran is learning that President Trump is not afraid to step up and hammer down when needed, this is going to get a lot wore before it will ever get better because Iran has vowed never to “give in” to the United States and they have vowed to take us down.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.