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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Victims of Iranian Terrorism to Collect $2Billion!

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BARRY’S TAKE: In a stunning decision the Supreme Court will allow families of victims of Iranian sponsored terror to collect against Iran!

The U.S. Supreme Court generally defers to the executive on cases delving into foreign policy, especially if Congress stands with the executive. In this case both Congress and the White House were in favor of recovery against Iran. The court’s decision was a rejection of an appeal brought by Bank Markazi, Iran’s central bank, contesting a 2014 lower-court ruling that stated the money should be handed over to plaintiffs representing hundreds of Americans killed or injured in the 1983 bombing of a US Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, the 1996 Khobar Towers truck bombing in Saudi Arabia, suicide bombings in Israel and other attacks.

A very strong Iranian political response should be expected…

In historic ruling, US court awards $2b to families of Iran-backed terror victims

By Yonah Jeremy Bob, April 20, 2016, The Jerusalem Post and ReutersDespite improved US-Iran relations, the US Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a historic$2 billion victory to the families of Americans killed in attacks blamed on Iran.

At its January hearing on the issue, the US Supreme Court seemed to be seriously entertaining allowing around $2 billion in frozen of Iranian Bank Markazi’s funds to go to the families, but the 6-2 vote in favor made that possibility which risks major tensions in bilateral relations, including over the terms of the recent nuclear deal, a reality.

The court’s decision was a rejection of an appeal brought by Bank Markazi, Iran’s central bank, contesting a 2014 lower-court ruling that stated the money should be handed over to plaintiffs representing hundreds of Americans killed or injured in the 1983 bombing of a US Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, the 1996 Khobar Towers truck bombing in Saudi Arabia, suicide bombings in Israel and other attacks.

More: jpost.com

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