U.S. will sell Iranian skyscraper in Manhattan

U.S. will sell Iranian skyscraper in Manhattan

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U.S. wants to sell the 36-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue in New York, not far from Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The building is known as “the Iranian piece of Manhattan,” his tenants are the richest organizations and shops, in particular shop specializing in the sale of Belgian chocolate Godiva.

Skyscraper owners are natives of Iran. Building area of ​​over 380,000 square meters in the near future plan to sell. Overseeing the implementation of the deal claimed Marshals Service, a division of the U.S. Justice Department. As told by American officials recently completed a trial with the owners of the building from Iran. Skyscraper and other U.S. property associated with Iran, including bank accounts and mosques should be confiscated and then sold at auction.

Proceeds will be divided between family members who have suffered during the terrorist attacks, which could be relevant Iran. According to information received, the money will be transferred to relatives 19 U.S. citizens killed in the bombing in 1996. Attack occurred in the city of Al Khobar (located in Saudi Arabia). Property owners may file a protest against the court decision and is likely to take advantage of this opportunity.