Iran: Terrorist victims’ families get nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets, in a long-awaited Supreme Court ruling. For Tehran, with its $100 billion from Obama’s nuclear deal to fund more terror, it’s chump change.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the approximately 1,300 family members of the 241 slaughtered in the 1983 Beirut U.S. Marine barracks attack, as well as the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing killing 19 U.S. military, plus other acts of terrorism sponsored by Iran, will receive compensation of $1.75 billion in bonds and interest owned by Iran’s Bank Markazi and held in a trust account controlled by a federal court.
It took long enough. And disgracefully a good number of those Marines’ loved ones died in the more than three decades since Beirut, without ever getting a penny of that money Iran owed them.
But there is something far more disgraceful: the fact that 60 times as much money, or possibly even a lot more than that, lands in the hands of the world’s foremost terrorism-sponsoring state thanks to President Obama’s nuclear deal. With the at least $100 billion in unfrozen assets, the ayatollah and his Islamofascist henchmen are being bribed in the dubious hope they’ll restrain their nuclear program to nonwarhead activities. But Tehran now can gain military dominance in the Muslim Middle East over friendly powers like Egypt and Saudi Arabia — and finance lots more terrorism by Hamas in Palestine and Hezbollah in Lebanon.Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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