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07-11-2019, 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by maldito View Post
Legitimately owed to the previous govt not the current revolutionary one that over ran our Embassy and held hostages or several yrs.
Owed to the legitimate government of that same country (which changed).

It's the same way that Russia is deemed to still be covered by the treaties it entered as the old USSR, including the older bilateral nuclear arms treaties it had entered with the US, and also maintains the same permanent seat on the UN Security Council as it did when it was the USSR.

Under its new government, Iran took the US to an international court with jurisdiction. We were about to lose the case, including an interest due claim on the money that would have been several times what we settled for. What we settled for was a bargain.


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