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Iran filed in international court against the US

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Iran filed in international court against the US for $2 billion.

Iran has submitted to the international court of justice in the Hague (Netherlands) lawsuit against the U.S. government, demanding the return of $2 billion of frozen assets.

Tehran, in its statement demanded «condemnation of anti-Iranian actions and compensation Washington damage.»

In April 2016, the U.S. Supreme court issued a ruling, according to which the Iranian assets to be transferred to the families of American citizens killed in 1983 in the bombing of bases of the marine corps of the United States in Beirut and other terrorist attacks, which killed 260 people.

The decision to compensate the victims was taken after more than 1,000 people filed complaints, accusing the authorities of the Republic in the provision of material support of Shiite paramilitary organization «Hezbollah», as well as Islamist groups responsible for attacks.

In 2012, the U.S. Congress passed a law requiring Citibank to transfer frozen Iranian assets to families of those killed in the Beirut attack.

Iran denies any involvement in the attacks.

Source: Reuters.