Iran Wants U.S. to Pay for 63 Years of "Spiritual and Material Damage"

(CNN) Bijan Hosseini and Steve Almasy - The Iranian Parliament is demanding compensation from the U.S. for its involvement in "spiritual and material damage" for the past 63 years, Iranian state news reported Tuesday. The Parliament cited U.S involvement in the coup of Iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh in 1953, America's support of Iraq in its war with Iran from 1980 to 1988, and the destruction of oil platforms in the late '80s. The Iranian compensation bill passed by 174-7, according to the Tehran Times. Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs Majid Ansari said Iranian courts have ruled the U.S. owes $50 billion for hostile actions.

2016-05-18 00:00:00

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