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    US Supreme Court Allows Terror Victims to Collect $2Bln in Iranian Funds

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    The US Supreme Court rules in favor of the legislation allowing victims of terrorism and their families to collect about $2 billion in restitutions from the Central Bank of Iran, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced in a written Supreme Court decision on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Supreme Court ruled that the US Congress did not exceed its authority by passing legislation on securing the restitution from Iran.

    "[The law] provides a new standard clarifying that, if Iran owns certain assets, the victims of Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks will be permitted to execute against those assets," Ginsburg wrote as quoted by CNN.

    In 1984, the United States designated Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism, accusing Tehran of funding and arming terrorist groups.

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