01:03 GMT16 May 2021
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    Tehran has protested through the Swiss ambassador the United States’ decision to retain $2 billion in Iranian assets, Tasnim news agency reported Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US Supreme Court earlier refused to return $2 billion in frozen assets to the Iranian Central Bank, ruling that this amount was allocated for the American families whose relatives became victims in the explosions in Beirut in 1983, as well as other terrorist acts.

    According to Tasnim, the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Swiss ambassador to hand over two documents with an official protest against the US Supreme Court ruling.

    The United States and Iran have had no diplomatic relations since 1979 after the US Embassy in Tehran was taken over by radicals.

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    US Supreme Court, Iranian Foreign Ministry, Iran, US
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