No. 12



ICJ Rules On US-Iran Counter Claims

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled on 19 March that a US claimagainst Iran for damages to US warships and US-flagged vessels during the Iran-Iraq war isadmissible as a counter-claim against Iran for its initial claim against the US for damageto three of Iran's offshore oil platforms caused by US forces in the Gulf some 10 yearsago. The US claim was filed in June 1997 following the ICJ's ruling that...