Iran threatened the U.S. with an International Court of Justice for persecuting diplomats

Iran threatened the U.S. with an International Court of Justice for persecuting diplomats

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Sayed Khatibzadeh said Tehran is officially warning the U.S. that it will bring a lawsuit to the International Court of Justice “if Washington continues its illegal actions against Iranian diplomats,” Tasnim reported.

According to Khatibzadeh, Iran has released an official memorandum in this regard and submitted it through the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents U.S. interests in Iran.

“In this memorandum, the U.S. side was warned that Iran would take the U.S. to the International Court of Justice if Washington did not stop its illegal actions against Iranian diplomats in international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which are headquartered in the United States,” the spokesman said.

“The U.S. government has long imposed many restrictions on Iranian diplomats and their family members in international organizations in the United States, in violation of international law, and these actions have disrupted and hindered the work of diplomats in Iran and several other countries,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed.

“Despite its obligations as the host of several international organizations, the U.S. has never been a good host and throughout the history of the UN has tried to harass and annoy diplomats as well as families and children of diplomats of countries with which it has bilateral disagreements,” Khatibzadeh added.