ICJ orders USA to ease Iran sanctions in areas related to humanitarian and civilian aid

On Wednesday 3 October, the International Court of Justice ordered the United States to ease some of its sanctions imposed on Iran, including those affecting humanitarian goods and civilian aircraft. The Lawfare blog has analysed the United States reaction here, and John Bellinger III has also evaluated the subsequent US decision to withdraw from treaties with Iran in reaction to the ICJ’s order here. The full text of the order is below: In related news, Lawfare has also published an article analysing the likelihood of Iran and Israel going to war in Syria. A similar thesis is also explored by the Australian Institute of International Affairs here; and a related lecture is being hosted by the Institute on 29 October – see further details here.