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U.S. court rules Iran pay for Beirut bombing
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_br5(104).jpgTEHRAN – 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, Reuters reported. 
The families accused Iran of providing material support to carry out the attack that killed 241 U.S. servicemen.
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.
Iranian Bank Markazi appealed, saying a federal law passed specifically to allow the Citi funds to be turned over violated a U.S.-Iran treaty.

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