National Iranian Tanker Company v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; Golparvar v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

European Union – Regulations. The claimant sought interim declarations and a prohibition order, effectively seeking to compel the defendant Secretary of State to veto the claimants' re-listing as persons subject to sanctions arising out of the European Union's concerns relating to nuclear proliferation in Iran. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the General Court of the European Union was a proper and apt alternative remedy. Further, giving due weight to the political context to the dispute, nothing in the facts of the case came even close to justifying the exercise of the discretion to grant interim relief.

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