Terror victims' kin have no right to sue Iran in US courts, Zarif says

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April 29, 2016 17:21

 
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Anti-Iran litigation in American civil courts that have paved the way for rulings in favor of terrorism victims’ families are antithetical to international law, the Islamic Republic’s top diplomat said on Friday.

In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, wrote that the United States “has persistently engaged in a dangerous practice of defying international law and order by allowing, in fact instigating, private litigants to bring civil action before US domestic courts against sovereign states, including the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

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