Tehran, Iran, December 28
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iranian MPs have drafted a bill that would have the Iranian government seek the remuneration of losses that the United States has inflicted on Iran.
One article of the bill calls for compensation of loss incurred after the Iran 1053 coup because "it let to the rise of a US-chosen government," Fars news agency reported December 28.
Another article requires remuneration for over 223,000 Iranian martyrs and 600,000 veterans of the Iran-Iraq war which "the US backed with intelligence, political, and military cooperation" with Saddam Hussein.
It also counts in damage from the freezing of Iranian assets in the US, the recent Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia, sanctions on Iran's shipping and navigation organization, and the Nojeh coup plot of 1980.
The act comes as last week the US Congress passed a law that authorizes financial compensation to former US Embassy in Tehran staff (or their families) who passed 444 days as hostages in the custody of Iranian forces in 1979-80.