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

  • metta

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    May 17, 2016 4:48 PM GMT
    Iran seeks money from U.S. over 1953 coup that empowered American-backed shah


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/05/17/iran-parliament-demands-reparations/84480582/
  • Destinharbor

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    May 17, 2016 5:46 PM GMT
    Actually a pretty smart move on their part. There is some symmetry.
  • Destinharbor

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    May 17, 2016 5:50 PM GMT
    Whatever happened to the 911/Saudi compensation bill in Congress?
  • Destinharbor

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    May 17, 2016 7:58 PM GMT
    Just saw where the 911/Saudi compensation bill passed the Senate today. Going to the House. Obama will veto but they may have enough votes to over-ride. Obama argues that it would set a bad precedent and that it could turn into an international economic war. Of course, lawyers would benefit the most. I agree with Obama and think the diplomatic exclusion should continue which would also give us legal cover in situations like this. Lawsuits are not the way to conduct diplomatic affairs.