The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of American terror victims on Wednesday, awarding over $2 million in Iranian assets to the families of victims murdered in Iran-backed attacks.
The court doled a heavy blow to Iran's central bank, Bank Markazi, by a 6-2 ruling, Reuters reports.
Tehran had appealed a 2014 New York Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the legality of a 2012 law, which stated that the frozen funds should go toward the $2.65 billion judgement the families won against Iran in a US federal court in 2007.
Over 1,000 American families had been involved in the ruling, which follows a lengthy legal battle over the fund and over compensation for Iranian terror attacks.
Among the attacks were a Hezbollah attack in 1983 on a US Marine Corps base in Beirut, and the 1996 Khobar Towers truck bombing in Saudi Arabia.
Wednesday's ruling, written by liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, determined that a Congressional intervention to help pass the 2012 law did not violate the US Constitution's separation of powers.
Matt Wanderman contributed to this report.