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    Fire and smoke billows from the north tower of New York's World Trade Center Tuesday Sept. 11, 2001 after terrorists crashed two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and brought down the twin 110-story towers.

    'Evil Joke': Iran Told to Pay $10.5 Billion to 9/11 Kin, Insurers

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    Iran was ordered by a New York City judge to pay more than $10.5 billion in damages to the families of those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Bloomberg reported.

    US District Judge George Daniels ruled on Wednesday that Tehran must pay $7.5 billion to the families of people who died at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Daniels also awarded $3 billion to a group of insurers that paid property damage, business interruption and other claims.

    The judge said that Iran had provided active support to the terrorists who killed almost 3,000 people in three terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and in Pennsylvania.

    He also found that Iran had failed to defend claims that it aided the September 11 hijackers and was therefore liable for damages tied to the attacks.

    But how about the “innocent until proven guilty” principle? Moreover, Iran never participated in any court hearings regarding the tragic events of that fateful day in September 2001.

    Hossein Sheikholeslam, a senior aide to Iran’s parliamentary speaker outlined Tehran’s position on the issue in an interview with Sputnik Persian.

    “I 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 11, 2001. Even 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,” Hossein Sheikholeslam said.

    The investigation was partly secret but, judging by what was made public, the main suspect was Saudi Arabia, not Iran since all the masterminds were either Saudi nationals or lived and studied in Saudi Arabia, he added.

    “All this looks like another evil joke by the Americans,” Hossein Sheikholeslam said in conclusion.

    Iran Press Editor-in-Chief  Emad Abshenas, dismissed the ruling as arguably the most stupid and ludicrous in  the history of US courts.

    “The people who committed those terrorist attacks were  neither friends nor allies of Iran. They were our sworn enemies, members of al-Qaeda, which considers Iran as their enemy. Fifteen out of the 19 terrorists were Saudi citizens, which happens to be America’s best friend. The remaining four terrorists lived in Saudi Arabia and enjoyed Saudi support. Therefore the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks had nothing to do with Iran,” Emad Abshenas emphasized.

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    • siberianhusky
      This is rich from the American legal system

      Need a better example that the ZionNazies have lost it all together?

      Iran paying a fine for the 9/11 event that was done by US sponsored Saudi camel humping terrorists. And till now the US government refuses to releases ALL documentation on that event.

      Building 7, need to say more. Or is this the preamble for an other sanction on Iran excuse?
    • copius
      Iran should sue the judge and the American judiciary for 21 billion for making this false claim. If US wants a joke we can give them a bigger one and a nosebleed as good measure. Stupid obese good for nothing Americans.
    • rvmg
      Only Lahey can make a decision like, local court has no authority over another sovereign state
    • Max Manus
      Clown court.
    • slimyfox
      That kind of actions taken on a part of official USA judiciary is only confirming to international community that all statements how stupid are Americans and how badly educated are, are absolutely correct. This judge should lose his licence and sent to work to fish processing company so that he will reek with a smell on rotten fish.

      Now as this judgement was official I wonder what USA government will do about it. If they go and confiscate Iranian money than all is clear, it was a part of USA conspiracy to undermine Iran.

      I am seriously interested to see comments in our EU media abut that repulsive act. And that is a country that our politicians and EU cretins want to sign TTIP with?
    • maxxusin reply torasoj(Show commentHide comment)
      rasoj, when the American people didn't rise up after Bush v. Gore I knew we were in trouble.
    • maxxus
      Just one more bogus trial/verdict. See trials of Aafia Siddiqui, Victor Bout, Governor Don Siegelman, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, etc., etc.
    • ivanwa88
      A sinister attempt to blame Iran for 9/11 as a strategy to turn Americans against Iran rather than see Americans draw closer.

      Usual propaganda strategy used before an attack, Israel is desperate to destroy Iran and grow to become the ME powerhouse of the future.

      To attack Iran after long run sanctions have weakened there military and before S390 is installed any attack from Israel will be sooner rather than latter.

      That court decision is a heavy clue parts of the US administration is planning an attack.
    • rasojin reply tomaxxus(Show commentHide comment)
      maxxus, For sure, that was the beginning of the end.
    • Marques rouges
      Friends of Netanyahoo ... there are as many of them in NY than there are in their home country, very telling about what is going on there ..
    • Jet fuel can't melt steel beams
      What about mossad and co?
    • MOSSAD... oh MOSSAD... the guidance system's placed inside the Shell Corperation's of MOSSAD in both towers are quite obviously *FLY BY WIRE* systems. The ways those jet's executed there turns..

      Lest people forget one of the jets fuselages reveals the aircraft to be an In-Air Military Refueling aircraft. If.. people look at the fuselage.

      The detonation of the N.Y.C disaster control centre also apart of the same Complex target reveals further levels of an orchestrated treason.

      Not to mention how both civillian aircraft *Landed* at a U.S Military air base just prior to arriving for the Terminal mission. Civillian aircraft cannot fly over a US military instillation..
      Let alone land at a US Military Installation.

      The nature of that day, the consequences of that day are not unlike the sinking of the H.M.S Lusitania
      Not unlike the Pearl Harbor *suprise attack* which clearly was no suprise thanks to intelligence reports from the United Kingdom and also the dispatching of *ALL* aircraft Carrier Groups!.. Not to mention with the counter attack which the US launched that wiped out HALF of the Japanese air craft Carriers.

      In this.. the great crimes lie with MOSSAD, USA, Special Interests, Military Industrialists, Industrialists, Financeer's, essentially those who are not PLEBS/PEOPLE/SURFS.
    • A = π r 2
      'The judge said that Iran had provided active support to the terrorists who killed almost 3,000 people in three terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and in Pennsylvania.'

      Yes - whereas Saudi Arabia and the US only provided the personnel, the entrance visas, the funding, the training in Arizona, the regional foreign policy assistance, the lies upon lies upon lies, and more sweet black gold than you can shake a singed passport at
    • Randall Lee Hilburnin reply toMarques rouges(Show commentHide comment)
      Marques rouges, They help do the attack, then they collect insurance payment for the damage it caused, then they try to make Iran pay them for it again. As they try, like "slimyfox" said, to get their hands on the money that rightfully belongs to Iran. How very much it all is keeping in character for them.
    • Baybars
      LOLOLOL!! Almost spit my coffee out the nose upon reading this one. You just can't make stuff up that is this insane.
    • jas
      Just more proof that every "impartial" process in the US is soaked with corruption and bias, Arbitrary and capricious and Israeli-centered.
    • jas
      Iraq did 9/11, no Afghanistan did 9/11, no Iran did 9/11. *sarcasm* I'm waiting for Russia and China or North Korea to make the list. All of the reactions to 9/11 have been in the favor of the ones most likely responsible for that heinous act, Saudi Arabia and Israel.
    • karlof1
      Gee, nano-thermite (a very expensive explosive with very peculiar properties only possessed by NATO) dust covered everything at ground zero, and al-Ciada did it.

      Or we can countersue for several Quadrillion Dollars over the 1953 terrorist assault that overthrew Iran's government and installed the Shah's dictatorship. Then there's the war waged on Iran by the Outlaw US Empire via its proxy Iraq, so sue the Empire for another 10 Quadrillion dollars. Then the many years of illegal sanction sand accompanying lie over Iran's nuclear bomb program--another couple Quadrillion.

      So lets say for the 3 lawsuits seeking a judgment of $20 Quadrillion seems about correct: $20,000,000,000,000,000.00.
    • siberianhuskyin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      You forget the include the CIA and NSA for staying out of the way and let the camel humpers with the IsraHell Mossad criminals do their job.
    • armor
      Ignore them. The arrogance of that system. Ignore.
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