El US Supreme Court has sentenced to Teheran to pay 2,000 million to the victims of an attack on a barracks in Beirut in 1983
The Supreme Court of United States ha condemned to Irn payment of 2.000 million dollars to compensate the victims and relatives of brutal attack against US headquarters in Beirut (Lebanon) in 1983, which is sald with 241 dead marines .
The attack was perpetrated by militia chi Hizbul , but the United States condemns Irn by “tested” ties between the Republic ISLAMIC and Lebanese organization .
However, what could stay in one sentence of difficult execution , being a sentence from a foreign court goes beyond, as the US Court has ruled that funds to compensate the 1,300 Americans which in 2002 filed the lawsuit against Irn for the attack in the Lebanese capital, come from the million frozen assets that the Republic ISLAMIC has in banks US .
thus, Irn is disarmed before the possibility of refuse to pay unable to access their funds. These funds, which belong to the Central Bank of Irn but for years have been frozen in the US by the sanctions imposed on the Republic ISLAMIC and should have started be transferred to Teheran after Rising But on January 16 .
But transfer of assets not only not been produced with the speed expected the regime of Iran, after fulfilling their part of atomic agreement with a remarkable reduction of its nuclear program, but his is the second time in two months that the US condemns Irn by a terrorist cause.
Last month a court in New York conden to Irn payment of 10,000 million dollars to victims of September 11, 2001 considering proven its implication in the attacks . Irn vehemently Reject the judgment.
Now, after learning of the new ruling, the Foreign Minister iran , Mohammad Javad Zarif, today expressed his concern for the “default” by the US of its part of the agreement, retaining the assets iranes to through of judgments .
“The US is responsible for protecting the assets iranes and will claim damages and damages in the case of an invasion of our property occurs”, he assured Monday in Teheran at a conference joint news conference with his Macedonian homlogo, Nikola Poposki.
Zarif has remarked that Irn does not recognize the court ruling and has added that “any invasion of assets iranes it is illegal “. The minister announced that the government iran form a commission special to follow the subject.
Meanwhile, the first vice president of Irn , Eshaq Jahangiri, put this Sunday on the table the possibility of sue US for this cause , ensuring that the country “use all legal means” to recover assets seized. “The United States knows we can do it,” asever Jahangiri, accusing Washington of “steal” Central Bank funds Irn .
As a result of sanctions imposed by the US, the Republic of ayatols has frozen in several countries million dollars from commercial transactions, especially by sale of petroleum , which Irn not been able to collect under the sanctions regime. They have considered several figures -some sources estimate that global computation reaches 100,000 million dollars – but official sources say iranes frozen overseas assets amount to more than 50,000 million dollars .
Three days later of the implementation of the nuclear agreement, Irn announced that it had transferred billions of dollars in assets frozen in Japanese banks and South Korean entities in Germany and United Arab Emirates.
But last saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry Asegur before an audience composed of ‘lobby’ judo ‘J Street’ -of the few American Jews supported Obama groups during the negotiation of the nuclear agreement that iranes funds released to date amount to 3,000 million dollars , according to said, the 5% of total .