Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Congress Opposes Reagan Plan to Compensate Iranians

US President Ronald Reagan has announced that the United States would compensate the families of the 290 victims who died in the downing of Iran Flight 665 by the USS Vincennes on July 3. Members of the House have to face the voters this fall and they are well aware that the American public strongly opposes paying compensation. Not surprisingly, not a single lawmaker has backed up Reagan's plan to offer compensation."The President was premature and on the wrong side of this issue," said Republican Representative Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania. Read full story

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