Despite $400 Million dollars that has just been given to Iran from the Obama Administration the Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is rumoured to be planning a political comeback, has asked Barack Obama to return $2 billion of assets frozen in the US in a letter made public Monday. Ahmadinejad wrote that despite early promises by the US president to improve ties with Iran “the same hostile policies along with the same trend of enmity were pursued”.

He specifically mentioned the $2 billion of Iranian foreign currency reserves seized from New York bank accounts earlier this year. In April, the US 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 and other incidents blamed on Iran. CONTINUE