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Iran Wants Reparations From The U.S.

Despite signing the nuclear deal with President Barack Obama, Iran now wants the U.S. to pay reparations for events dating back to 1953 when a coup empowered the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In addition, the Iranian parliament wants U.S. reparations for victims of the Iran-Iraq war and for over 17,000 assassinations of Iranians in "terrorist attacks."

The Iranian parliament passed a bill requiring its government to demand compensation from the United States for "spiritual and material" damages . Furthermore, Iran's Supreme National Security Council agreed on Tuesday to file a complaint with the International Court of Justice over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month approving the confiscation of Iranian assets.

The Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in April that Congress had not violated the separation of powers when it voted for a bill that makes it easier for 1,300 people to get funds on behalf of those killed or injured in the bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut in 1983 and other attacks officials blamed on Iran.

The Tehran Times said, "According to the bill ratified by the Iranian parliament, the government should take whatsoever steps to sue the U.S. for its role in the 1953 Iranian coup, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup and the Nojeh coup plot." The Tehran Times also said, "The 1953 coup overthrew Iran's democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq. Also, the Nojeh coup plot was an aborted attempt to overthrow the newly established Islamic Republic more than 30 years ago."

Last week, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said, "The government will never allow for the money that belongs to the Iranian nation be easily gobbled up by the Americans."

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