We’re willing to bet this is the most ‘absurd and ridiculous’ story you will read all year.
US District Judge George Daniels of New York has ruled that Iran must pay $10.5 billion for alleged complicity in the 9/11 attacks.
Tehran was ordered to pay $7.5 billion to 9/11 victims’ families, including $2 million to each victim’s estate for pain and suffering, and another $6.88 million in punitive damages. Moreover, businesses that were interrupted by the attacks were ruled to be entitled to an additional $3 billion from Iran.
Just last year, the same judge ruled that Saudi Arabia, a key US ally in the Middle East, was legally cleared from any involvement in the attacks and had sovereign immunity in the case.