Iran summons Swiss ambassador over US Supreme Court ruling

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Posted: Apr 26, 2016 8:04 AM

TEHRAN ,Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV is reporting that the country's foreign ministry has summoned Switzerland's ambassador to Tehran over a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court against Iran.

The Tuesday report says the Swiss ambassador was summoned over a U.S. Supreme Court decision to permit the families of victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Iran to collect nearly $2 billion of frozen funds from Iran.

Iran and the U.S. have not had diplomatic relations since 1979, when Iranian students stormed the embassy and took 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. The Swiss diplomat was summoned to convey Iran's protest to the Americans.

Iran said the U.S. court decision violated international obligations between the two countries, such as a 1955 economic treaty.