The International Court of Justice, an arm of the United Nations, has "ordered" that the Trump Administration curtail certain sanctions against Iran that they believe violate the Amity agreement we made with Iran over 60 years ago that includes humanitarian and related aid to what has since become an Islamic theocracy that wilfully and aggressively not only rules its citizens with a monstrous and heavy hand, but uses whatever assets it can lay hands on to disrupt peace and stability throughout the region, from funding terrorism to arming, equipping and supporting insurrectionists.
We withdrew from the International Court years ago, anyway, because it was obvious that where the United States was concerned, it was weaponized by numerous third world dictatorships and others, as well as certain "allies," to undermine what amounted to modifying American global policies to our detriment.
Now, after Iran's government "took us to task" before that "court," that have ruled that our sanctions on Iran violate this agreement enacted with a country which, to all intents and purposes, is no longer the same country.
At the same time, while its decrees are "binding," this "court" does not actually possess the necessary power to enforce its decisions.
On the other hand, the people who live under the brutal heel of the ayatollah-run Iranian government, the citizens of Iran, are having a tough time of it as instead of using its monetary assets to provide for the good of the people, their government uses its funds to finance it's unwelcome and supremely disruptive external adventures.
That is one of several reasons the Iranian people have been clamoring for regime change, an end to rule by the despotic mullahs, and it would behoove America to support this movement by continuing the sanctions, thereby further weakening the government over there and by extension furthering the cause of those seeking a more benevolent national leadership.
We must also realize the fact that the UN, of which that court as a whole belongs to, contains too many small, hostile third world s**tholes whose leaders want to see America cut down to size and have votes at the UN on issues related to our interests.
Which is one reason why our membership in that global body is not beneficial to the United States in any way, and why our continued hosting and disproportionately financing it with yours and my tax dollars has, for far too long, been a really stupid idea.
Worse yet, the United Nations has, over the years, grown too big for its proverbial britches and blatantly demonstrates ambitions to become a global government whose interests supercede the sovereignty of its member countries, including ours.
One excellent example is its climate change related agenda, supposedly based on the as yet unproven theory of anthropogenic global warming, which is no more than a bid to insert themselves into the economies of developed nations and share the wealth of their taxpayers with corrupt and stifling regimes that contribute nothing to the rest of the world other than refugees escaping their listless economies. Naturally, the UN would hold the purse strings of the socialist world they envision.
Now they, through their "justice" court, expect our country to go against our own sensibilities and security judgements to accommodate their corrupt and oppressive friends in Tehran. More to that story is the fact that the EU, even knowing that ours is the right move, cares more about our sanctions interfering with their commercial interests in Iran than they do about the mayhem the Iranian regime is responsible for. As a result, they support our returning (not very likely) to the incredibly naive "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action," or JCPOA, embraced by the Obama Administration.
President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo should tell the "International Court of Justice" where to insert their latest ruling and move on, treating both the court and the ruling with the same amusement with which a big dog might treat a snarling chihuahua.