US lawyer seeks to sue US over Iran threats

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By Chris Gelken
Press TV, Tehran
Tue, 22 Jul 2008

An American lawyer has offered to represent Iran in an international lawsuit against Israel and his own government in an effort to stop Washington and Tel Aviv from initiating further sanctions against Tehran.

Francis A. Boyle says following Washington’s latest ultimatum to Tehran to freeze uranium enrichment within two weeks or face further isolation, Iran needs to act quickly.

At weekend talks in Geneva, the United States delivered what it describes as a “clear and simple message” that Iran must choose between cooperation or confrontation.

In an email interview with Press TV, Boyle urged Iran to begin drafting lawsuits for presentation to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague before the two-week ultimatum expires.

Q. Precisely what would the charges against the US and Israel be? What are you hoping to achieve?

A. About two years ago Iran contacted me about a proposal I had made to sue the United States, Israel and the EU-3 (Britain, France and Germany) at the International Court of Justice in The Hague for their repeated and public threats to launch a military attack upon Iran over its undoubted right under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to engage in nuclear reprocessing.

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7 thoughts on “US lawyer seeks to sue US over Iran threats

  1. Jonolan, I think you should apologize to the reporter if you meant Boyle. It was not the reporter’s lawsuit, mate. Please be fair.

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  4. Gelken is a strange and bitter man who lives in a bizarre fantasy world. His lawsuit is meaningless except as yet another example of his traitorous sentiments. The United States withdrew from compulsory jurisdiction by the ICJ in 1986 and we have veto powers in the UNSC. We’re not bound by ICJ rulings and can override any illegal enforcement of such such rulings.

    Gelken’s little jihad is doomed, but I’m sure he’s charging Iran enough so as not to care too much.

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