Saturday, July 08, 2006

THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT responds to the U.S. court's attempt to confiscate and sell off antiquities held by the University of Chicago in order to compensate terrorism victims:
Committee established to pursue return of ancient Persian artifacts: official
TEHRAN, July 7 (MNA) -- A special committee has been established to pursue the return of the ancient Persian artifacts that a U.S. court has ruled can be sold off, Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Research Center Director Taha Hashemi said here on Friday.

And this is interesting:
Both Iran and the United States are signatories to the UNESCO Convention of 1970, which prohibits illicit trade in cultural property.
I would think this would make the Federal Court ruling a non-starter, but I am not a lawyer.

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