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U.S. rejects Iran's legal claim to recover $1.75 billion in frozen assets
Al-Reuters ^ | October 8, 2018 8:14 AM | Stephanie van den Berg, Lesley Wroughton

Posted on 10/08/2018 10:18:41 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The United States on Monday asked judges at the International Court of Justice to throw out a claim by Iran to recover $1.75 billion (€1.5 billion) in national bank assets seized by U.S. courts.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2016 that the assets must be turned over to American families of victims of the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, among others.

The hearings at the tribunal were separate from Iran’s claim relating to current U.S. sanctions against Tehran.

Iran’s claim in both cases is based on a 1955 Amity Treaty, which was signed 24 years before Iran’s Islamic Revolution, which turned the two countries into arch enemies.

“The actions at the root of this case center on Iran’s support for international terrorism,” Richard Visek, legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State, said on Monday, calling on the court to reject Iran’s suit. …

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1 posted on 10/08/2018 10:18:41 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Just get a plane and a bag.


2 posted on 10/08/2018 10:19:48 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: dp0622

“Just get a plane and a bag.”

Says Kerry to Hillary ...


3 posted on 10/08/2018 10:22:30 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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To: dp0622

Is this the money Obama said he was paying Iran back?


4 posted on 10/08/2018 10:22:52 PM PDT by o-n-money (We should rename California to Newer Mexico.)
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To: TexasGator

In another reality, that line would be nothing more than a Marx Brothers joke.

that it really happened is utterly mind boggling.


5 posted on 10/08/2018 10:23:49 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2016 that the assets must be turned over to American families of victims of the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, among others.
Uh-oh. John Kerry and Eric Holder will be pissed!

6 posted on 10/08/2018 10:50:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: Olog-hai

How about we deliver $1.75 billion worth of cruise missiles onto every military target in Iran?


7 posted on 10/08/2018 11:13:40 PM PDT by Trump_the_Evil_Left (FReeper formerly known as Enchante (registered Sept. 5, 2001), back from the wild....)
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To: Olog-hai

Iran owes the U.S.A. at least that much for holding our sailors hostage and our naval equipment.

Oh, and that 444 days of captivity of Americans. And our embassy.

And then some money after that.


8 posted on 10/08/2018 11:16:58 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: SaveFerris

bet you dollars to doughnuts that Trump tells the whole lot of em to eff off and die.

Mr. President the Hague is calling.

Yea, uh, tell em I will get back to them one day. Right now I have this pesky sock drawer to rearrange.


9 posted on 10/08/2018 11:25:17 PM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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To: ping jockey

I would definitely rearrange the sock drawer, many times, before I’d answer Iran’s terrorist mullahs. Which would be to never give them any answer other than “No!”.


10 posted on 10/08/2018 11:32:01 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Trump_the_Evil_Left
How about we deliver $1.75 billion worth of cruise missiles onto every military target in Iran?

Though I think a big nuke on Tehran would be the most efficient Bang for the Buck except we just need to eliminate the towel heads and not those who are fighting the regime for freedom.

11 posted on 10/09/2018 12:56:51 AM PDT by prophetic (Trump is today's DANIEL. Shut the mouth of lions Lord, let his enemies be the Cat Food instead.)
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To: o-n-money
Is this the money Obama said he was paying Iran back?

You beat me to it.

So what was the money sent to Iran by Obama for, is the Billion $$ Question....

12 posted on 10/09/2018 4:43:04 AM PDT by fedupjohn (Future Follows Past ...You have more then you know...Q)
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To: Olog-hai

I thought they already got it on pallets in the dark of night.


13 posted on 10/09/2018 5:39:14 AM PDT by CPT Clay
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14 posted on 10/10/2018 3:40:01 PM PDT by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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