Luxembourg court delivers setback to 9/11 families’ Iran claims
28 Mar 2019

A Luxembourg court refused on Wednesday to enforce a U.S. ruling that would have helped families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks claim Iranian assets held with a Luxembourg-based clearing house.

The court ruled that there were no grounds in international law to uphold in Luxembourg a U.S. court decision in 2012 to strip Iran of sovereign immunity.

Seven years ago, a New York court found there was evidence to show that Iran provided “material support and resources to al Qaeda for acts of terrorism”. The militant group carried out the hijacked plane attacks on New York and Washington.

By Michele Sinner, Reuters, 27 March 2019

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