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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The principles of mutual respect and sovereign equality are amongst the most fundamental rules of international law. Also, the principle of states’ immunity has been articulated in the 2004 Convention. In this light, some states including the US’s unilateral confiscation of other states’ immunity sounds unconventional. In this regard, the recent act of the US government to block and confiscate Iran’s property is of great importance. The present article examines the definition and scope of states’ immunity in international law. Following this examination, a thorough critique of the US policy is undertaken and then, it will be concluded that the US policy of confiscation is in direct breach of international law.