Senior MP: Legal action underway to sue US for violating Iran’s rights

FNA – Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said that the foreign ministry has been required to pursue restoration of Iran’s rights violated by Washington through legal action.

“We studied the legal cases of Iran and the US on the anniversary of the August 19 (1953) coup (by the CIA), and the foreign ministry should provide a report every 3 months on the situation and the progress made in these cases,” Falahatpisheh said on Tuesday.

He said that the legal cases between Iran and the US fall into three categories, including the military contracts with the US which have not been implemented, Washington’s claims and court rulings against Iran, and issues related to the US violation and withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

Falahatpisheh added that other cases which are due to be pursued include restoration of Iran’s violated rights in the US 1953 coup, the US companies’ assistance to Saddam for chemical attacks against Iran during the 1980s war and assassination of 17,000 Iranians by terrorist groups supported by Washington.

The 1953 coup d’état (known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup) was the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iran, and its head of government Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq on August 19, 1953, orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name ‘Operation Boot’) and the United States (under the name Pejak Project).

The coup saw the formation of a military government under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who progressed from a constitutional monarch to an authoritarian one who relied heavily on United States’ support to hold on to power until his own overthrow in February 1979.