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Iran president calls U.S. seizure of assets a blatant theft

Iran president calls U.S. seizure of assets a blatant theft

Iran's state TV is reporting the country's president has harshly criticized a recent U.S. court ruling that allows the seizure of Iranian assets.

The Wednesday report on the state TV website quotes President Hassan Rouhani as calling the ruling a blatant theft and an example of enduring American hostility toward Iran.

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the families of victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Iran can collect nearly $2 billion of frozen funds from Iran as compensation.

Addressing a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani added, "The move indicates Washington's continued hostility against the Iranian nation."...

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