American hostages held in Iran finally get compensation

December 24, 2015 11:15 PM

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Money will be taken from a $9B penalty paid by a French bank for violating sanctions against Iran, among others.

Compensation for American diplomats held hostage for 444 days in Iran more than three decades ago was hailed on Thursday by the former captives and the lawyers who for years fought Tehran and Washington to get a measure of vindication.

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