UK Urged to Settle Debt to Tehran over Undelivered Tanks

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – The Iranian Defense Ministry urged the UK to take “practical and expeditious” steps to settle a staggering 40-year-plus debt to Tehran over tanks that London had been supposed to deliver to the country.  In a statement, the ministry noted that UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has, himself, confessed to his country’s outstanding debt to Tehran, adding that valid international rulings have also found the UK liable in the case, IRNA reported on Thursday. International Military Services (IMS), a subsidiary of the British Ministry of Defence, signed contracts in 1971 to sell more than 1,750 Chieftain tanks and armored vehicles to Iran