Iran’s president claims big victory in bid to end sanctions

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president has applauded a ruling by the International Court of Justice that it can hear Iran’s case against the U.S. seeking to end sanctions, calling it a “big victory” for the Islamic Republic. A report by state-run IRNA news agency said Thursday that President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the nation on its legal “victory” over the U.S. The United Nations’ highest court ruled a day earlier that it can hear a case brought by Iran against the United States. The case seeks to end sanctions the Trump administration re-imposed in 2018 after pulling out of an international deal aimed at curtailing Tehran’s nuclear program.last_img