In this file photo, snow falls outside the International Court of Justice ahead of a preliminary hearing on nuclear disarmament in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP/Mike Corder)
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Iran's legal challenge against renewed sanctions by the United States goes before the U.N.'s top court Monday, as Tehran seeks to avert painful punitive measures that could hurt its still fragile economy. Tehran filed a suit against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose economic sanctions at the Hague-based International Court of Justice last month.The publicity generated by Iran filing a lawsuit at the ICJ could work in Iran's favor, the expert suggested.Both the U.S. and close ally Israel have called on European countries to do more to pressure Iran.A separate 2016 complaint lodged by Iran against the U.S. for freezing around $2 billion of its assets abroad is due to begin in October, when the United States will argue the ICJ has no authority to hear the case.
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