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079- Aerial Incident of 03 July 1988 (Iran vs USA)

On May 17th, 1989, the Islamic Republic of Iran filed with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against the United States of America, following the destruction in flight by a missile cruiser of the US forces operating in the Persian Gulf of an Airbus A-300B aircraft of Iran Air, causing the death of its two hundred and ninety passengers and crew members.

According to Iran, that act constituted a violation of certain provisions of the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and the 1971 Montreal Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation.

However, by a letter dated February 22nd, 1996, the agents of the two Parties jointly notified the Court that their Governments had agreed to withdraw from the proceedings, having reached an amicable and final settlement on the matter. The Court therefore issued an order declaring the end of the proceedings and striking the case off the roll.

Order of 22-02-1996.pdf

This summary is provided for informational purposes only, does not involve the responsibility of Dome and should in no way be used as a substitute for a careful reading of the judgment and order of the case.

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