The court order, reported by the state-run IRNA media, comes amid a shadow war with Iran’s arch-enemy, Israel, which is determined to prevent the rogue Islamist nation from obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran has seen a spate of assassinations by motorcycle-riding hitmen, drone attacks, and even poisonings of operatives believed to be connected to its nuclear weapons program.
“At this very time, Iran is making an effort to complete the production and installation of 1,000 advanced IR6 centrifuges at its nuclear facilities, including a new facility being built at an underground site near Natanz,” Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said recently.
Iran Court has ordered U.S. government to pay over $4 billion to the families of Iranian nuclear scientists who have been killed in targeted attacks in recent years
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The court ordered the compensation be paid to families of three nuclear scientists killed in assassinations and to one who was wounded after they filed suit. The country has no U.S. assets to seize, and it is unlikely the Biden administration will take the court order seriously.
While suspicion about the clandestine efforts to stop Iran from arming up has focused on Israel, the court order only referred to Israel as a “Zionist regime” supported by the U.S. in its “organised crime.”
Mysterious deaths and attacks on key facilities have accelerated inside the rogue nation in recent months.
President Joe Biden is trying to restart former President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, in which Obama sent the regime pallets containing millions of dollars in cash as part of the deal in exchange for a pledge to stop seeking nuclear weapons. Amid growing suspicions Iran had not abided by the deal, former President Trump withdrew from it in 2018 and imposed tough economic sanctions on Iran.
Biden’s efforts have stalled in recent weeks after the U.S. designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization and Iran is enriching uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels.