US Iran hostages compensated decades after ordeal

The 53 Americans taken hostage in Iran in 1979 will get financial compensation that had eluded them for decades after US lawmakers included a payment provision in sweeping spending legislation. Because the deal that set the hostages free in January 1981 barred them from collecting restitution from the Iranian government, the victims had spent decades unsuccessfully pursuing claims. “Throughout the entire negotiation, I demanded that the hostages, who were barred from getting a settlement through the courts, be included in any compensation package for victims of terrorism,” top Senate Democrat Harry Reid said in a statement.

Source: US Iran hostages compensated decades after ordeal

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: