Barack Hussein Obama got some very bad news on Monday when former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is rumoured to be planning a political comeback, asked him to return $2 billion of assets frozen in the US in a public letter.
According to Yahoo, Ahmadinejad wrote that even though the U.S. promised to improve ties with Iran, “the same hostile policies along with the same trend of enmity were pursued.” The Iranian specifically mentioned the $2 billion of Iranian foreign currency reserves seized from New York bank accounts earlier this year.
This came after the Supreme Court confirmed an earlier ruling that the money should be used to compensate the families of victims of the 1983 bombing of a US Marines barracks in Lebanon as well as other incidents blamed on Iran.
“I passionately advise you not to let the historical defamation and bitter incident be recorded under your name,” Ahmadinejad wrote.
Ahmadinejad is currently working towards a possible run in next year’s presidential election. Though he has not formally announced that he is running, he has made appearances around Iran in recent weeks.
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