[t]he conceptual difference between these two terms is readily recognizable. Generally, "termination" implies that the activity being terminated is brought to an end. "Suspension" on the other hand, implies a temporary cessation of activity. The United States could satisfy its obligations under the Algiers Declarations only by doing what those declarations said, namely, by 'terminating' all litigation against Iran in United States courts involving claims that arguably fell within the Tribunal's jurisdiction.27
[s]ettlement and termination of a claim through binding arbitration means resolution of that claim on the merits. Otherwise there would have been no point in the Parties' referring claims to this Tribunal. This conclusion implies that the United States obligation to terminate a claim arises only once the claim has been decided on the merits by the Tribunal.30
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