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April 25, 2016 7:20 pm

Iran Threatens US With Legal Action Over Payment to Terror Victims

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in 2015. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in 2015. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Iran threatened to take legal against in the International Court of Justice against the United States government for a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would allow the families of terror victims to collect compensation from frozen Iranian assets.

“We hold the US administration responsible for preservation of Iranian funds and if they are plundered, we will lodge a complaint with the ICJ for reparation,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, AFP reported.

In a 6-2 decision last week, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling would deduct $2 billion in Iranian frozen assets to the survivors or families of Iranian terror attacks. The decision affects over 1,000 Americans from a range of Iranian-sponsored terror attacks, including the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon and the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Yoel Nitzarim

    Of course, Teheran will do whatever it takes to squirm out of compensation for murderous acts of terror against American citizens. Of course, Teheran will never recognise any American court decision. Of course, John Kerry will backdown on this and every other demand the United States makes on Teheran. How disconcerting to have such cowardly fickle American leadership.

  • shloime

    and if iran is also implicated in 9/11 (they provided support to al-qaeda), one has to wonder how much they more they will have to pay to those victims? president obama may have threatened to veto the bill allowing victims and their families to sue for damages, in order to protect the iranians and his “legacy”, the nuclear agreement with iran. because he sure didn’t do it just to protect the saudis.

  • Bruce Rubin

    Thats funny

  • ART

    Not to worry. Obama will sell us out. Obama had the Dept of “Justice” oppose the lower Court decision and was a party to the appeal, opposing allowing the judgment to be levied against the escrowed iranian assets. Guess where the administrations loyalty is

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