Baku, Azerbaijan, May 15
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian MPs are preparing a bill to claim compensation from the US over its alleged crimes against the Islamic Republic.
During today's open session parliamentarians agreed to discuss the "double emergency" bill urging the government to claim compensation from the US over a range of issues including the 1953 Iranian coup d'etat which overthrew the Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh's government, IRNA news agency reported May 15.
The bill also accuses the US of backing former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in war on Iran in 1980s, the report added.
The bill also obliges the Iranian government to claim compensation from the US for "backing terrorism" and striking Iran's oil platforms in 1979.
The decision by the Iranian parliament came following a US court ruled April 20 that $2 billion of Iranian assets frozen in an American bank account had to be turned over to the families of the American victims of a 1983 bombing in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, and other attacks blamed on Iran.
The confiscated money belongs to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). The assets have been previously blocked under the US sanctions.