Iranian Courts Issue $50 Billion in Fines Against the U.S.

Iran’s Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei announced the tally of lawsuits brought against the United States at a press conference Monday. “Those who had filed a lawsuit against the US, their complaints have been processed,” Ejei said according to a report by Fars News.


The $50 billion total represents only a partial list of legal complaints brought against the U.S. for damages inflicted on individuals and Iranian companies since the 1979 revolution. The fines against the U.S. include such complaints as aiding Iran’s enemies, including Saddam Hussein.


The announcement comes on the same day some reports suggested Iran and the P5+1 would announce a completed deal over Iran’s nuclear development. The conclusion of the deal was originally set for the end of last month and then again for last Tuesday, but negotiators extended those deadlines to allow diplomats more time to deal with outstanding issues.


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