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Iran MP demands Iraq pay $1.1bn compensation

Hassan Jangju, Iranian martyr of the Iraq-Iran War [Twitter]
Hassan Jangju, Iranian martyr of the Iraq-Iran War [Twitter]

Mahmoud Sadeghi, a member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, said on Thursday that Iraq has to pay a $1.1 billion compensation to Iran.

Sadeghi wrote on Twitter: “Iraq has to pay $1.1 billion as a fine of the war it has waged against Iran.”

He added: “Iran has not previously demanded war compensations (the first Gulf War, 1980-1988) because it took into consideration Iraq’s difficult situations.”

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Sadeghi’s statements came in response to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s announcement last Tuesday that his country is committed to US sanctions on Tehran.

The Iranian MP commented on Al-Abadi’s statements saying: “Instead of paying compensations, the Iraqi Prime Minister supports the US sanctions against Tehran.”

A few days ago, the United States decided to resume strict and extensive economic sanctions against Tehran.

Washington withdrew from the nuclear weapons deal with Iran in May and announced that it would resume imposing strict sanctions against Tehran, accusing it of violating the deal and resuming the development of its nuclear programme.

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