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Iran Demands Money from America

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY FARHAD POULADI Pilgrims and clergymen walk across the courtyard of the Massoumeh holy shrine in the religious Shiite Muslim city of Qom, some 130 kilometres south of the capital, on June 9, 2013. Iran's powerful bazaar merchants and Shiite clergy spearheaded the 1979 Islamic revolution, but their role on the country's political scene has waned with developments in society and the advent of new technology, analysts say. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran has gotten so used to the U.S. government bending to their every need, it was only a matter of time before they demanded more. It’s only normal that a country that hates us would continue to poke and prod us with policies and practices that are meant to provoke a reaction.

The Iranian Parliament is demanding unspecified compensation from the United States for its involvement in “spiritual and material damage” for the past 63 years, Iranian state news reported Tuesday.

During its Tuesday morning session, the Parliament cited examples such as the U.S involvement in the coup of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953, America’s support of Iraq in its war with Iran from 1980 to 1988, and the destruction of oil platforms in the late ’80s.

This comes as a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month, which ruled that Iran should hand over nearly $2 billion in frozen assets to Americans affected by attacks that Iran was accused of organizing.

The new law is a response to the Supreme Court’s decision, even though Iran has been essentially told by the Obama Administration that we’re not really going to enforce anything. The things we were told about the Iran Deal have since been revealed a lie and there is really no enforcement mechanism to keep Iran in check.

A lack of leadership and any sort of deterrence mechanism from the U.S. has led to a bolder Iran. Iran’s actions have become more aggressive and frequent. It has gotten to the point where Iran is outright demanding compensation from the U.S. for its policies.