Iran Fines U.S. Administration $50 Billion

Hassan Rouhani
Hassan Rouhani / AP

An Iranian court on Monday issued a ruling fining the United States $50 billion for purported damages against the Islamic Republic and its citizens, according to an announcement by Iran’s Judiciary.

Iran claims that the United States is guilty of inflicting "heavy loss and damage" on the country, as well as "killing the Iranian nationals by assisting their enemies," such as former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.

The ruling charges "the U.S. administration with the payment of a total 50-billion-dollar fine for the losses it has incurred on real and legal entities," according to Fars.

A spokesman for Iran’s Judiciary was quoted as saying during a press conference in Tehran that "those who had filed a lawsuit against the U.S., their complaints have been processed."

Specific names of those leveling these charges were not released.

Following a supposed court hearing and judicial review, "the Iranian courts have issued verdicts against the U.S. administration that charge Washington to pay a total $50bln to compensate for a part of the losses it has inflicted on Iranian legal entities and real persons," Fars reported.

The report goes on to accuse the United States of aiding "different terrorist groups against Tehran."