The lawsuit alleges that Iran is said to have trained and supported the September 11, 2001 assassins – but there is no evidence for that.
The law ‘JASTA’ adopted in the US in 2016 makes the prosecution of states possible.
In its verdict, the Southern District Court of New York has asked Iran to pay more than $ 6 billion to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The Monday ruling blames the Islamic Republic, the Revolutionary Guards and the Central Bank of Iran for the deaths of more than 1,000 people following the 9/11 attacks.
Respective Judge George B. Daniels instructed Iran to “$ 12,500,000 per spouse, $ 8,500,000 per parent, $ 8,500,000 per child, and $ 4,250,000 per sibling.” to pay the families and estates of the deceased. From 11 September 2001 until the date of the judgment, the total amount will also bear interest at a rate of 4.96 percent per annum.
Judge Daniels had issued judgments against Iran in 2011 and 2016 calling on the Islamic Republic to pay billions of dollars to victims and insurers for damages and deaths in the attacks on hijacked planes.
The lawsuit alleges that Iran is said to have trained and supported the September 11, 2001 assassins, but there is no evidence for that.
Iran has not commented on the verdicts so far. In the process in 2011, Daniels inter alia, on testimony of an alleged Iranian defector Hamid Reza Zakeri back. Zakeri claimed to have been responsible for a meeting between Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Osama bin Laden’s son Saad bin Laden at an airfield near Tehran in May 2001.
In the entrance hall of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) also replicas of the WTC Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the White House had stood, with an attached rocket, on the “Death to the USA” stood.
At the end of July 2001, he informed the US Embassy in Azerbaijan of his conclusion that Iran, together with al-Qaeda, wanted to attack these targets. Zakeri thus claimed that the Iranian intelligence service had flaunted his plans of attack in the lobby. Despite this bizarre story, Judge Daniels did not doubt the veracity of the statements.