Victims of attacks sue US to keep Iran sanctions in place

Twenty US citizens who won more than $1.5 billion in court judgments against Iran for its support of militant attacks sued the US government on Wednesday to try and prevent it from lifting sanctions on Tehran under an international nuclear deal.

The plaintiffs, who have not yet received any money, include victims of several attacks between 1995 and 2006 carried out by groups backed by Iran – Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad. The lawsuit names the US State Department and the Treasury Department as defendants.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *