Iran wants U.S. to pay for 63 years of 'spiritual and material damage'

The outgoing Iranian Parliament is demanding unspecified compensation from the United States for its involvement in “spiritual and material damage” for the past 63 years, Iranian state news reported Tuesday.

During its Tuesday morning session, the Parliament cited examples such as the U.S involvement in the coup of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953, America’s support of Iraq in its war with Iran from 1980 to 1988, and the destruction of oil platforms in the late ’80s.

This comes as a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month, which ruled that Iran should hand over nearly $2 billion in frozen assets to Americans affected by attacks that Iran was accused of organizing.

“(The law) provides a new standard clarifying that, if Iran owns certain assets, the victims of Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks will be permitted to execute against those assets,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the majority.