US judge orders Iran to pay $6 bln to families of 9/11 victims

A federal US judge has ordered Iran to pay $6 billion to families of the victims of 9/11. (AP)

A federal US judge has ordered Iran to pay $6 billion to families of the victims of 9/11 after he found various government entities were accountable in the attacks.

Judge George B. Daniels announced that the Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic are responsible for aiding in the terrorist attacks that took the lives of thousands of innocent people, ABC News reports.

An attorney for the families, Robert Haefele, said the federal court found Iran had provided material support to al-Qaeda.

smoke billows from one of the towers of the World Trade Center and flames. (AP)

smoke billows from one of the towers of the World Trade Center and flames. (AP)

‘The evidence presented established that Iran’s provision of material support to al-Qaeda was a cause of the 9/11 attacks and the resulting damage, injuries, and deaths,’ Haefele said in a statement to ABC News.

‘It is difficult for those injured or left behind to ignore the findings of the federal court about Iran’s culpability.

The judge ordered the following to be paid to compensate for the damages: $8.5 million for each parent, $12.5 million for each spouse, $8.5 million per child and $4.25 million per sibling, as seen on the outlet.

Iran has kept quiet about the lawsuit and it’s unlikely they will ever pay.

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