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. Moreover,
businesses that were interrupted by the attacks were ruled to be
entitled to an additional $3 billion from Iran.
last year, the same
that Saudi Arabia, a key US ally in the Middle East, was legally
cleared from any involvement in the attacks and had sovereign
immunity in the case.
Press Editor-in-Chief Emad Abshenas explains why this is so
out of the 19 terrorists were Saudi citizens, which happens to be
America’s best friend,”
remaining four terrorists lived in Saudi Arabia and enjoyed Saudi
the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks had nothing to do with Iran.”
al Qaeda, the supposed perpetrators, are a Sunni group, while Iran is
intensely Shia that is the ideological opposite of the terror group.
senior aide to Iran’s parliamentary speaker, Hossein
Sheikholeslam, says the decision is completely ‘absurd and
never heard about this ruling and I’m very much surprised because
the judge had no reason whatsoever to issue such a ruling, Iran never
took part in any court hearings related to the events of September
if such an absurd and ridiculous decision has been made, the charges
simply hold no water because Iran has never been mentioned at any
stage of the investigation and the trials that followed.”
known neocon dreams of a war with Iran, even President George
W. Bush said:
was no direct connection between Iran and the attacks of September
exactly this ruling will be enforced is anyone’s guess, as getting
a sovereign state to pay up for a court ruling in a foreign country
is notoriously difficult.
might be worthy of further investigation is why exactly this
ruling has been made now. RTsays Bloomberg
reported that these damages could potentially be claimed from frozen
Iranian assets in the US under sanctions. Is a certain
neocon faction moving through the court system to circumvent
deal with Iran?
exoneration of Saudi Arabia by the exact same judge is also
particularly interesting. Who exactly is Judge Daniels associated
with and where do his interests really lie? Saudi ties to the alleged
9/11 hijackers cannot be refuted, and neither can the
intimate relationship with the US.
final point worth remembering is that none of the hijackers, or any
Iranians for that matter, had anything to do with the destruction
of Building 7 on the afternoon of 9/11. Perhaps Judge
Daniels could find a better use for his time by investigating that
do you think this ruling has been made, and why now?