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9/10/07

Iran rejects US federal court verdict

Tehran, Sept 9, IRNA - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini on Sunday rejected a verdict issued by a US federal court against Iran on Friday, stressing that since the ruling was issued unilaterally it lacks any legal value.

A US federal court on Friday ordered Iran to pay 2.65 billion dollars in compensation to the families of 241 American marines killed in a 1983 bombing of their Beirut barracks.

Tehran will follow up the verdict from legal point of view, he said adding that Iran has repeatedly denied involvement in the 1983 bombing incident in Beirut.

On a meeting of Iraq's neighboring states in Baghdad on Sunday (today), Hosseini said Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs, Mohammad-Reza Baqeri, is currently in Baghdad to participate in the meeting.

He added that Baqeri is also to review Tehran-Baghdad relations with Iraqi officials.

On continuation of Iran-US talks on Iraq, Hosseini said no decision has been made on the issue yet.

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