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    Order

    ORDER

    [1].
    The President of the International Court of Justice,

    Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court and to Article 79, paragraphs 1 and 5, of the Rules of Court,

    Having regard to the Order of 10 October 2018, whereby the Court fixed 10 April 2019 and 10 October 2019 as the respective time-limits for the filing of a Memorial by the Islamic Republic of Iran and a Counter-Memorial by the United States of America,

    Having regard to the Order of 8 April 2019, whereby the President of the Court extended to 24 May 2019 and to 10 January 2020 the respective time-limits for the filing of the Memorial and the Counter-Memorial,

    [2].
    Having regard to the Memorial of the Islamic Republic of Iran filed within the time-limit thus extended;
    [3].
    Whereas, on 23 August 2019, the United States of America filed preliminary objections to the jurisdiction of the Court and to the admissibility of the Application, and whereas a signed copy thereof was immediately transmitted to the other Party;
    [4].
    Whereas, consequently, under the provisions of Article 79, paragraph 5, of the Rules of Court, the proceedings on the merits are suspended and a time-limit must be fixed within which the other Party may present a written statement of its observations and submissions on the preliminary objections;
    [5].
    Taking account of Practice Direction V, according to which the time-limit for the presentation of such a written statement shall generally not exceed four months from the date of the filing of preliminary objections,

    Fixes 23 December 2019 as the time-limit within which the Islamic Republic of Iran may present a written statement of its observations and submissions on the preliminary objections raised by the United States of America; and

    Reserves the subsequent procedure for further decision.

    Done in French and in English, the French text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this twenty-sixth day of August, two thousand and nineteen, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Government of the United States of America, respectively.

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