Thursday, June 13, 2024

Iran VP lauds French court’s rejection of US anti-Tehran call

Iran’s Vice President for Legal Affairs Mohammad Dehqan has hailed the French supreme court’s decision to reject a US request to confiscate $247 million in Iranian assets. He has said it marked an important achievement for Tehran.

On June 28, the French Court of Cassation upheld a March 2021 verdict by a court of appeal which refused the US call for confiscating Iranian assets as per a US federal court verdict in 1998.

“This measure marks a very important legal achievement for the Islamic Republic of Iran and the [Raeisi] administration, because it cemented the failure of the US pressures to have their rulings recognized and implemented in Europe,” Dehqan said on Saturday.

Dehqan argued that the verdict will have an important reverberation on European countries’ judicial procedure and in their courage to dismiss US bids to impose its baseless and unfounded rulings on them.

Back in 1998, a US court ordered Iran to pay $247 million to the family of Alisa Flatow, a 20-year-old US citizen killed in a bomb explosion in Gaza in April 1995, claiming that Iran was responsible for her death over its alleged support for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for the act.

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