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US reject the ICJ as an 'appropriate venue' for addressing Argentina's debt issues

Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 07:53 UTC
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The State Department spokesperson also called on Argentina to engage with creditors to resolve remaining issues with bondholders (Pic Heffx) The State Department spokesperson also called on Argentina to engage with creditors to resolve remaining issues with bondholders (Pic Heffx)

A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department said the United States would not permit the International Justice Court in The Hague to hear Argentina's claims that U.S. court decisions had violated its sovereignty.

“We do not view the ICJ as an appropriate venue for addressing Argentina's debt issues, and we continue to urge Argentina to engage with its creditors to resolve remaining issues with bondholders,” the spokeswoman said in an email.

Argentina petitioned the International Court of Justice on Thursday, but the lawsuit could only move forward if the United States submitted voluntarily to the court's jurisdiction.

Argentina said in its application to the court that the United States had “committed violations of Argentine sovereignty and immunities and other related violations as a result of judicial decisions adopted by US tribunals concerning the restructuring of the Argentine public debt”.
 

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  • Self-Determination

    There may be trouble ahead.......face the music and dance.

    Aug 09th, 2014 - 08:15 am 0
  • Holdout.from.Germany

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    Aug 09th, 2014 - 08:17 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    Wow the US rejecting Argentina's request to bad mouth in at the ICJ.

    Of course the Argentine government knew that this was going to happen, so they'll now run around telling the dupable Argentine public about American imperialism, and about how they're the 'victims' of it.

    All so predictable. Yawn.

    I hope NML start seizing assets soon. Then the Argentine people will realise just how isolated they are on this issue, instead of believing the usual rubbish of 'the whole world backs Argentina', despite all the evidence to the contrary.

    Aug 09th, 2014 - 08:35 am 0
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