As noted above, Catherine Etezadi has resided long periods in Iran and has been married to an Iranian citizen since 1955. She was issued an Iranian identity card in 1955 and Iranian passports in 1962 and 1969. While travelling to and from Iran she used her Iranian passport; however, this fact does not necessarily indicate that she was more closely attached to Iran than to the United States.5 Catherine Etezadi states that she has had no blood relatives in Iran since 1974, when she and her family left the country.
THE TRIBUNAL DETERMINES AS FOLLOWS:
(a) The Claim of the Claimant HOOSHANG ETEZADI is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction under Article II, paragraph 1 and Article VII, paragraph 1 of the Claims Settlement Declaration.
(b) The Claimant CATHERINE ETEZADI has standing before this Tribunal under Article II, paragraph 1 and Article VII, paragraph 1 of the Claims Settlement Declaration.
(c) The remaining jurisdictional issues are joined to the merits.
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