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Iran Ordered To Pay $10.5 Billion For 9/11 By Us Judge

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A US judge ordered Iran to pay over $10 billion in damages to families of victims who died on September 11, 2001 – even though there is no evidence of Tehran’s direct connection to the attack. The same judge earlier cleared Saudi Arabia from culpability.

The default judgement was issued by US District Judge George Daniels in New York on Wednesday. Under the ruling, Tehran was ordered to pay $7.5 billion to 9/11 victims’ families, including $2 million to each victim’s estate for pain and suffering, and another $6.88 million in punitive damages. Insurers who paid for property damage and claimed their businesses were interrupted were awarded an additional $3 billion in the ruling.

The ruling is noteworthy particularly since none of the 19 hijackers on September 11 were Iranian citizens. Fifteen were citizens of Saudi Arabia, while two were from the United Arab Emirates, and one each from Egypt and Lebanon.

Saudi Arabia was legally cleared from paying billions in damages to families of 9/11 victims last year, after Judge Daniels dismissed claims that the country provided material support to the terrorists and ruled that Riyadh had sovereign immunity.

https://www.rt.com/usa/335174-iran-damages-september-911-victims/

Has the world gone bonkers, or is it simply all that fluoride they put in the drinking water in the US? :wacko:

Surely the Neocons and Zionists (who have been longing to find an excuse to attack Iran for ages) can't be that stupid to believe they can credibly blame 9/11 on Iran at this stage?

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Weren't the suspects Saudi Nationals? They were proven to have Wahabi backgrounds too, no? Given Iran is Shia majority how can anyone blame them? I guess the average joe on the street is none the wiser though, a Muslim is a Muslim.

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The Iranian companies that own a Midtown office tower worth more than $500 million must forfeit the building to people who successfully sued Iran for damages over terrorist attacks, including 9/11, a judge has ruled.
In a written opinion Friday, Manhattan Federal Judge Katherine Forrest said the companies must hand over the building because they acted as fronts for the Iranian government and therefore “are” the government of Iran under certain federal laws.
In a separate but related decision in September, Forrest said the feds have the right to seize the building, 650 Fifth Ave., partly due to money laundering acts.
It’s unclear how the various claims to the property will be sorted out.
The terrorism victims are staking claim to the building because a different federal judge, George Daniels, in 2012 ordered Iran, Hezbollah, Osama Bin Laden and others to pay them more than $6 billion in damages.

Source :- http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/31/justice/new-york-judge-9-11/

You work it out.

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No. It's quite simple that the Iranians made no effort to defend it and therefore a default judgement was ruled against them.

Same as if your bank doesn't attend small claims when you sue them for dodgy fines.

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No. It's quite simple that the Iranians made no effort to defend it and therefore a default judgement was ruled against them.

Same as if your bank doesn't attend small claims when you sue them for dodgy fines.

How does something like that ever see a court room?

Could I quietly claim the US owed me 100 Billion dollars for not paying Libspero tax and take it to the courts?

Assuming the US thought it was a joke or refused/forgot to send anybody would the UK confiscate all US owned British assets and reappropriate them to me?

All seems a bit bizarre..

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How does something like that ever see a court room?

Could I quietly claim the US owed me 100 Billion dollars for not paying Libspero tax and take it to the courts?

Assuming the US thought it was a joke or refused/forgot to send anybody would the UK confiscate all US owned British assets and reappropriate them to me?

All seems a bit bizarre..

Something like that might've worked when Blighty was the world's dominant empire.

US courts don't just rule against Iran, they've made grabs like that against their supposedly-best friends like Britain and Canada.

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No. It's quite simple that the Iranians made no effort to defend it

Because the court has no jurisdiction or authority anywhere in the world apart from the US. The Iranians are probably pissing themselves with laughter.

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But the Iranian owners of that tower block on Fifth Ave aren't. Sounds completely insane to me, even before you consider that Iran had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11.

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No. It's quite simple that the Iranians made no effort to defend it and therefore a default judgement was ruled against them.

Same as if your bank doesn't attend small claims when you sue them for dodgy fines.

Irrespective of the evidence? Sounds a bit mental if that's how the legal system works. As long as no one contests you win?

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Irrespective of the evidence? Sounds a bit mental if that's how the legal system works. As long as no one contests you win?

Pretty much. If you don't turn up to challenge it and no one throws it out, yeah. You accept liability.

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Us court can do something in this case, as Iranian funds are already frozen by us system under preexisting sanctions...

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Us court can do something in this case, as Iranian funds are already frozen by us system under preexisting sanctions...

As someone else pointed out up thread, it's just another US money grab from a foreign corporate/state.

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I'm always puzzled by why US courts consider themselves world courts.

The Spanish do this a bit too; claiming jurisdiction over crimes against Spanish citizens in other countries.

It's a waste of time and money unless you can use it to steal an office block as this judge has done.

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