US Judge Hits Iran With 2.65 Billion in Damages Over 1983 Marines Barracks Bombing

 Great! But Who Is Going To Collect?


Iran fined $2.65 billion for terrorism

By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press

Iran must pay $2.65 billion to the families of the 241 U.S. service members killed in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, a federal judge declared Friday in a ruling that left survivors and families shedding tears of joy.

U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth described his ruling as the largest-ever such judgment by an American court against another country. “These individuals, whose hearts and souls were forever broken, waited patiently for nearly a quarter century for justice to be done,” he said.

Iran has been blamed for supporting the militant group Hezbollah, which carried out the suicide bombing in Beirut. It was the worst terrorist act against U.S. targets until the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Hundreds of people crowded into a federal courtroom to hear Friday’s ruling. Parents have grown old since their children were killed. Siblings have grown into middle-age. Children have married and started families of their own.


One thought on “US Judge Hits Iran With 2.65 Billion in Damages Over 1983 Marines Barracks Bombing”

  1. What a waste of taxpayers money and the courts time.
    How utterly ridiculous it makes the US look.
    As if Iran will pay up. I bet they’re laughing their heads off.

Comments are closed.