- More than thirty years after their release, have Americans in the late seventies and early eighties were held hostage in the US embassy in Iran compensation from the state. That US media reported Thursday. President Barack Obama signed a law that states that receive each of the fifty hostages and their relatives a little more than converted four million.
The hostage in the Iranian capital Tehran began in early November 1979 and lasted 444 days, about fourteen months. The former hostages have three decades of litigation to get compensation.
The hostage situation began during the Iranian revolution that put an end to the reign of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The US embassy was stormed and occupied by students dissatisfied with the support that the US gave to the Shah.
Various courts, including the Supreme Court, in recent years offset against and also held the policy did not manage to get anything off the ground. The billion fine that the French bank BNP Paribas had to pay in the US because the sanctions include Iran had failed, however, was free money. The penalty was partly reserved for victims of state terror.