Tehran Publicly Threatens US with Lawsuit, but Downplays Threats of Terrorism
- 19 Mar
By Edward Carney
On Monday, the Islamic Republic of Iran announced its intentions to file suit against the United States over what it says are illegal sanctions that have contributed to the country’s runaway inflation and other deteriorating economic indicators. The initial legal action will be taken within Iran’s domestic courts and as such will be an almost entirely symbolic gesture targeting “those in America who designed and imposed sanctions on Iran.” But President Hassan Rouhani indicated that the domestic lawsuit is meant to serve as a precursor to a challenge in international court.