U.S. court rules for Beirut bombing victims in Iran funds case

1983 Beirut barracks bombing

(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that $1.75 billion in Iranian funds be turned over to families of the victims of the 1983 bombings of a Marine barracks in Beirut.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York affirmed U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest’s 2013 ruling that the money, currently held in a New York Citibank account, should be given to the families to help satisfy a $2.65 billion default judgment they won against Iran in 2007.

The families accused Iran of providing material support to Hezbollah, which carried out the attack that killed 241 U.S. servicemen…

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