Iran seeks money from U.S. over 1953 coup that empowered American-backed shah

Iran seeks money from U.S. over 1953 coup that empowered American-backed shah, by John Bacon.

The Iranian parliament wants the U.S. to compensate the country for damages from a series of events dating to the 1953 coup that increased the power of the pro-American shah. …

The parliament is also seeking compensation for, among other things, 17,000 victims of assassination, the “martyrdom” of 223,600 soldiers in the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, and more recently for damages for “blocking, confiscating or seizing of assets belonging to Iranian government, organizations or public and state-owned organizations and officials of Iran.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil