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US scraps treaty with Iran while calling for another treaty

The US withdrew from a treaty with Iran after the treaty was used in a UN court to complain about its sanctions.

While US officials claim they are earnestly seeking a new nuclear deal and even a treaty with the Islamic Republic of Iran, they are busy scrapping old treaties that have endured for decades and spanned half a dozen US presidents, two different governments in Iran, a hostage crisis and the bombing of a civilian airliner.

On Oct. 3, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States would be terminating the Treaty of Amity with Iran, calling it “39 years overdue.” Formally known as The Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights Between the United States of America and Iran, it was signed in 1955 in Tehran under President Dwight Eisenhower and Iran’s king at the time, Mohammad Reza Shah, who ruled the country until 1979.

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