Nicaragua to file ICJ complaint against Costa Rica

13:57, April 04, 2011      

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Nicaragua will file a complaint against Costa Rica at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for violating its territorial integrity, the Nicaraguan government said Sunday.

The government said it would file the complaint on Monday.

Nicaraguan Army Chief Julio Cesar Aviles on Friday also condemned Costa Rica's alleged violations.

Aviles said Costa Rica wanted to enter the conflict zone with civilian staff accompanied by Ramsar Convention representatives to verify possible environmental damage caused by Nicaragua along the San Juan River.

Nicaragua considered this a violation of the sentence issued by the ICJ on March 8, which ordered both countries to withdraw their civilian, military and police staff from the disputed area.

The Nicaraguan government said on its website that its "right to clean the San Juan River is unquestionable and incontestable, nobody can be against it, as it is supported by the international laws ruling the activities performed by Nicaragua."

Nicaragua and Costa Rica in March both claimed victory in the ruling by the ICJ over the border dispute that had led to a military confrontation between the two Central American countries.

Source: Xinhua

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