Iran to begin argument against US sanctions at ICJ today

New Delhi, August 27: Iran will argue today against renewed sanctions imposed by the United States, as a bitter legal battle between Tehran and Washington opens before the International Court of Justice.US President Donald Trump re-imposed a wave of tough unilateral sanctions on Iran three weeks ago, bringing back into effect harsh penalties that had been lifted under a landmark 2015 agreement.A second round of measures is to come into effect in early November, targeting Iran's valuable oil and energy sector.Tehran filed its case before the ICJ in late July, calling on the Hague-based tribunal's judges to order the immediate lifting of sanctions.The US had no right to reinstate such measures, Tehran added, as it demanded compensation for damages.