World court rules Iran bid to recover funds frozen in US can proceed

THE HAGUE (AFP) - The International Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday (Feb 13) that Iran can proceed with a bid to recover billions of dollars in frozen assets the United States says must go to victims of attacks blamed on Teheran.

Judges rejected US claims that the case should be thrown out because Iran had "unclean hands" due to alleged links to terrorism, and that the tribunal in The Hague did not have jurisdiction in the lawsuit.