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Iran urges US to pay $4 billion for killed nuclear scientists: state media

Protesters photograph Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsin Fakhrizadeh during a protest against his assassination in Tehran, Iran, November 28, 2020.  - Reuters
Protesters take photographs of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsin Fakhrizadeh during a protest against his assassination in Tehran, Iran, November 28, 2020. – Reuters
  • Iran has accused the US, Israel of a series of killings targeting prominent figures.
  • Iran blames Israel for the killing of Mohsin Fakhrizadeh.
  • The US withdrew from the deal and reintroduced cutting sanctions in 2018.

Tehran: An Iranian court ruled on Thursday that Washington must pay more than $4 billion in compensation to the families of nuclear scientists killed in recent years. state media informed of.

Iran has accused the United States, Israel or both of a series of killings targeting key figures, including the November 2020 killing of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

The Iranian court said on Thursday, based on criminal investigations and comments by Israeli authorities, “it is clear that the Zionist regime committed the crimes of killing Iranian scientists”, according to a copy of the ruling published by the state news agency. IRNA:,

The verdict stated that Washington “directly and indirectly” supports Israel and therefore “the US is responsible for all actions, including aiding, supporting and carrying out terrorist acts against Iranian scientists”.

The accused include the US government, former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump as well as other high-ranking US officials.

In November 2020, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an attack on his car outside Tehran, which the Islamic Republic of Israel has blamed.

Two other nuclear scientists, Majid Shahriari and Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, were killed and injured respectively during simultaneous attacks in 2010.

Thursday’s decision threatens to escalate tensions between Tehran and the West as talks between Iran and world powers to restore the 2015 nuclear deal come to a standstill.

Talks have been stalled since March amid significant differences between the US and Iran, including Tehran’s demand that Washington remove the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological arm of Iran’s military, from a terrorism blacklist.

The 2015 deal gave Iran relief in exchange for sanctions on its nuclear program to guarantee that Tehran could not develop a nuclear weapon – something it has always denied doing.

But the US unilaterally withdrew from the deal in 2018 and reimposed sanctions, prompting Iran to back down from its commitments.

Iran urges US to pay $4 billion for killed nuclear scientists: state media

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