An Iranian court found the United States guilty of killing a number of Iranian nuclear scientists and fined them $4 billion.
The International Affairs Assistant to the Judiciary and the Human Rights Committee in Iran announced the ruling “against the US administration, a number of its institutions and US officials.”
An Iranian news agency quoted Al-Moavuni as saying that the verdict “condemns the US government and a number of US officials and pays a $4.3 billion fine in material and moral compensation for these crimes.”
She added that the ruling was issued “with the aim of preventing the violation of international obligations and limiting the arbitrariness committed by the United States of America in support of the Zionist entity in committing terrorist acts that have resulted in the martyrdom of a number of Iranian nuclear scientists and causing physical, psychological and financial damage to their families.”
Agence France-Presse reported that the decision is directed against the government, in addition to former presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, as well as other senior US officials.
Several senior Iranian scientists, politicians and security officials have been killed over the past decade, including nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was killed near Tehran in an attack on his motorcade in November 2020.
The court’s decision comes at a time when tensions remain high between Western countries and Iran over its nuclear program, as talks between the two sides have been suspended since last March, with one of the main reasons for their stumbling being Iran’s demand to remove the “Iranian Revolutionary Guards” from the black list of terrorist organizations in the United States.
Source: IRNA + AFP.