US high court weighs compensation for past Iranian attacks

The US Supreme Court waded into a sensitive case over whether the families of victims of attacks blamed on Iran should finally receive $1.75 billion in compensation from frozen Iranian fundsThe US Supreme Court on Wednesday waded into a sensitive case over whether the families of victims of attacks blamed on Iran should finally receive $1.75 billion in compensation from frozen Iranian funds. The survivors and representatives of more than 1,000 Americans victims of terrorism are demanding payment from funds of Iran’s central bank being held at Citibank in New York. All are victims of attacks that Iran is accused of financing or facilitating — including the deadliest attack against Americans prior to September 11, carried out in Beirut in 1983.

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