TEHRAN, June 23 (Xinhua) -- An Iranian court ruled that U.S. entities shall pay 4.3 billion U.S. dollars in damages to the families of assassinated Iranian scientists, official IRNA news agency reported Thursday.
The ruling was made within the legal counter-measures in the lawsuits filed by families of assassinated scientists against the U.S. government, institutions and officials for their suspected support for Israel's acts against Iran's nuclear scientists, according to the report.
Half of the damages are considered material and moral compensation while the other punitive, IRNA said.
A total of 37 American individuals and entities, including the U.S. government, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. National Security Agency, the U.S. State Department, former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, and former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, were convicted as defendants in the case. ■