Tehran: Iran’s judiciary on Monday ordered the United States to pay $50 billion in damages on real and legal entities incurred since the 1979 revolution, according to a report from the country’s semi-official Fars News Agency.

“Those who had filed a lawsuit against the U.S., their complaints have been processed,” judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei told reporters at a news conference in Tehran on Monday.

“Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, the US has inflicted heavy loss and damage on the country, including killing the Iranian nationals by assisting their enemies, including Saddam and different terrorist groups against Tehran,” the Iranian news report states.

The announcement comes as the U.S. and six world powers negotiate an agreement in Vienna with Iran on its nuclear program. The State Department said in April that it would not rule out a “signing bonus” of up to $50 billion in exchange for Iran agreeing to a nuclear deal.

Courtesy Politico