Iranian MPs to propose motion to receive compensation from US

The motion has been signed by 175 MPs up to now.

Iranian lawmakers plan to put forward a motion to call on the administration to restore the rights of the Iranian nation and receive compensation from the US administration for Washington’s crimes against the Islamic Republic.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Tuesday, Ebrahim Karkhanei, chairman of parliament’s Nuclear Committee, said the motion has been prepared by a group of parliamentarians and signed by 175 MPs up to now.

“According to the motion, the administration would be obliged to take all legal measures necessary to restore the Iranian nation’s rights and receive compensation from the US administration,” he said.

The lawmaker further emphasized that the motion will be submitted to the presiding board at the next open session of parliament which will be held in two weeks.

The cases for which the Iranian MPs have requested compensation from Washington range from the US-backed coup d’état in Iran, which overthrew the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in 1953, to US supports for the 1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war on Iran, which led to the deaths of more than 223,000 Iranians.

The lawmakers have also called for compensation for Iran’s loss of property and assets that have been blocked by the US government contrary to international conventions and regulations.