Tehran has strongly condemned the decision made by the US court, which had ruled that Iranian authorities have to pay compensations to the relatives of the victims of the September 11 attacks, according to a statement by the Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Bahram Kasemi.
"The court's decision is unacceptable and rejected, it is not only a mockery of the system of international law, but also a mockery of the American people, especially the victims of the September 11 attacks and their families," the diplomat stressed.
Kasemi has further stated that the court's decision was "politically motivated" and accused the US of attempts to "rewrite history."
"The government of Iran reserves the right to object to this illegal court proceedings," the spokesman added.
The decision was taken despite the fact that the special investigation commission had not previously established direct evidence of Iran's involvement in the terrorist act.
The families of those killed in the attacks on September 11, 2001, in New York filed a lawsuit against the Iranian authorities in 2004.