WHAT? Iran Responsible for 9/11? Judge Issues $6 Billion Judgment

Top Iranian officials have admitted publicly to aiding the al-Qaeda operatives who reportedly planned and carried out the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in Iran’s judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran’s state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English translation published by Al Arabiya.

“Our government agreed not to stamp the passports of some of them because they were on transit flights for two hours, and they were resuming their flights without having their passports stamped. However their movements were under the complete supervision of the Iranian intelligence,” Larijani was quoted as saying in the May 30 interview, as reported by Adam Kredo.

“The Americans took this as evidence of Iran’s cooperation with al-Qaeda and viewed the passage of an airplane through Iran’s airspace, which had one of the pilots who carried out the attacks and a Hezbollah military leader sitting [next to] him on board, as evidence of direct cooperation with al-Qaeda through the Lebanese Hezbollah,” Larijani stated.

The U.S. government published a tweet from the official State Department Twitter account, specifically their Arabic-only Twitter account, which shows the official making the remark.

Previous to this report, Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District Court in New York issued a default judgement requiring Iran to pay more than $6 billion to 9/11 victims’ families.

In the case, Thomas Burnett, Sr et al v. The Islamic Republic of Iran et al, the judge ruled that the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran were liable for the deaths of more than 1,000 people.

Iran was ordered to pay “$12,500,000 per spouse, $8,500,000 per parent, $8,500,000 per child, and $4,250,000 per sibling” to the families and estates of the deceased, according to court records. It also applies a 4.96 annual interest rate to the amount, starting from September 11, 2001 to the date of the judgement.

Daniels issued other default judgements against Iran in 2011 and 2016, ordered the Islamic Republic to pay victims and insurers billions of dollars for damages and deaths resulting from 9/11.

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