On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court ruled the transfer of nearly two billion U.S. dollars to the American victims of terrorist attacks, including the 1983 truck bombing of a Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.
Investigators of the court concluded that Iran was responsible for that attack, which Iran has denied.
“The U.S. government knows well that we do not recognize this ruling,” Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif was quoted as saying.
“Every measure against Iran’s assets should be compensated and they should return Iran’s (frozen) assets later,” Zarif said.
The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Hossein Jaber Ansari, said in a statement that the “U.S. court ruling has mocked (international) law,” and “amounts to appropriation of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s property in the United States,” according to Press TV.
The assets belong to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), which has been blocked under the U.S. sanctions.