Pompeo ends Iran treaty

Mai Chiamthamachinda, Backpage Editor

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October 17, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, officially announced that the United States of America had completely severed and withdrawn from the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran after Tehran made an international complaint.

Earlier at court, Tehran had accused the U.S. of placing in sanctions that had stopped food, medical supplies, and humanitarian items and products into Iran. During the dispute, Iran had pleaded for the removal of these sanctions. The U.N. court ruled that the U.S. should not be restricting the flow of money between Iran and its trading partners and that reducing and limiting Iran’s food and medical supplies could be very detrimental to the health and lives of many individuals.

Pompeo however, argued that the U.S. had good intentions, and that the court had no jurisdiction to intervene in the affairs between them and Iran. He also attempted to explain that Iran’s claims were considered to be without merit.

The ruling in court was related to Iran’s case in July when  President Trump withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was a nuclear deal made between the United States  of America and Iran in 2015. This case reinforced the idea that Iran’s economy and lifestyle was far from reparable due to the sanctions placed by the United States of America.

Pompeo soon mentioned that Iran’s legal complaints had become an interference and violation to the sovereign rights of the United States of America. After a long dispute, Pompeo  ended the court discussion with a withdrawal of the 1955 Treaty of Amity.