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MP: Washington should pay remaining part of compensaton to Iranian victims' families

Member of Parliamentary Commission on National Security and Foreign Affairs Mrs Elaheh Koulaei said on Saturday that Washington should pay the remaining portion of compensation for Iranian passengers who were killed when an Iranian commercial aircraft was shot down by US warship Vincennes in 1988, IRNA reported from Tehran.

She said that families of American victims will receive 10 million dollars for every victim from Libya whereas US paid lower compensation for Iranian victims.

Under the deal, Libya will pay up to 10 million dollars per victim in three stages -- four million dollars would be paid for every victim once the UN sanctions are ended. This would be followed by four million dollars more if Washington lifts its sanctions and two million dollars when Libya is dropped from the US list of terrorist state.

If Washington doesn`t take these steps within eight months of Libya placing $2.7 billion into the escrow account, the Lockerbie victims families would receive only 1 million dollars more, bringing the total compensation to dlrs five million per victim.

... Payvand News - 8/23/03 ... --

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