Iran Ordered To Pay $6 BILLION To 9/11 Victims After Federal Judge Determined They Aided Attacks & Provided Support To Al -Qaeda
Long overdue. But then again, it was Iran Bush should have invaded not Iraq.
Kudos to a judge with brains and balls.
The Iran nuclear deal should never have proceeded — President Obama, the worst president in American history.
Iran is ordered to pay $6BILLION in damages to families of victims of 9/11 after a federal judge found the Islamic Republic aided the attacks and provided material support to Al -Qaeda.
By Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter, 2 May 2018:
A federal judge has ordered Iran to pay $6billion to families of the victim’s of 9/11 after he found various government entities were liable in the attacks.
Judge George B. Daniels announced that the Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic are responsible for aiding in the terrorist attacks that took the lives of thousands of innocent people, ABC News reports.
An attorney for the families, Robert Haefele, said the federal court found Iran had provided material support to al Qaeda.
‘The evidence presented established that Iran’s provision of material support to al-Qaeda was a cause of the 9/11 attacks and the resulting damage, injuries, and deaths,’ Haefele said in a statement to ABC News.
‘It is difficult for those injured or left behind to ignore the findings of the federal court about Iran’s culpability.
Smoke pours from the twin towers of the World Trade Center after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack September 11, 2001 in New York City
Osama bin Laden born March 10, 1957. member of the prominent Saudi bin Laden family and the founder of the Islamic extremist organization al-Qaeda, best known for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets
An attorney for the families, Robert Haefele (right), said the federal court found Iran had provided material support to al Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden
‘But those findings should not overshadow the mountain of evidence presented against Saudi Arabia, which remains central to the plaintiffs’ case.’
The judge ordered the following to be paid in damages: $8.5million for each parent, $12.5million for each spouse, $8.5million per child and $4.25million per sibling,’ as seen on the outlet.
Iran has kept quiet about the lawsuit and it’s unlikely they will ever pay.
The ruling comes as families to the 9/11 victims announced plans to take the next steps in a broader court case against Saudi Arabia.
Flowers replaced over the monument for the 9/11 attacks victims on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 in Ground Zero, Manhattan, New York, United States on September 11, 2017
Family members and survivors of the terrorist attack sued the Saudi government in 2003 and claimed employees knowingly assisted hijackers who carried out the attacks and fueled al-Qaida’s development into a terrorist organization by funding charities that supported the group.
The Saudi government has long denied any involvement in the attacks.
Brett Eagleson, whose father was killed in the twin towers, told a news conference earlier this month that the plaintiffs plan a grassroots effort to compel the CIA, the FBI and others to turn over information that could shed light on potential Saudi complicity.
‘The 9/11 families aren’t going anywhere,’ said Eagleson, 32, of Middletown, Connecticut.
‘We had my dad’s grandchildren in the audience today who want to know the truth about what happened to their grandfather.’
Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller