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    Order

    [1].
    Present: President YUSUF; Vice-President XUE; Judges TOMKA, ABRAHAM, BENNOUNA, Cançado Trindade, Gaja, Bhandari, Robinson, Crawford, Gevorgian, Salam, IWASAWA; Judges ad hoc BROWER, MOMTAZ; Registrar COUVREUR.
    [2].
    The International Court of Justice,

    Composed as above,

    After deliberation,

    Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court and to Articles 31, 44, 45, paragraph 1, and 48 of the Rules of Court,

    Having regard to the Application filed in the Registry of the Court on 16 July 2018, whereby the Islamic Republic of Iran instituted proceedings against the United States of America with regard to alleged violations of the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights between Iran and the United States of 15 August 1955,

    [3].
    Having regard to the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran on 16 July 2018 and to the Order by which the Court indicated certain provisional measures on 3 October 2018;
    [4].
    Whereas, at a meeting held by the President of the Court with the representatives of the Parties on 3 October 2018, pursuant to Article 31 of the Rules of Court, the Co-Agent of the Islamic Republic of Iran indicated that, in light of the urgency of the case, his Government requested that a period of two months be granted for the preparation of its Memorial; and whereas the Deputy Agent of the United States of America indicated that, given the complexity of the case, his Government wished to have at its disposal a period of ten to twelve months for the preparation of its Counter-Memorial from the date of the filing of the Memorial of the Islamic Republic of Iran;
    [5].
    Taking into account the views of the Parties,

    Fixes the following time-limits for the filing of the written pleadings:

    10 April 2019 for the Memorial of the Islamic Republic of Iran;

    10 October 2019 for the Counter-Memorial of the United States of America; and

    Reserves the subsequent procedure for further decision.

    Done in English and in French, the English text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this tenth day of October, two thousand and eighteen, 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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