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State Dept. Rejects Iran’s Lawsuit To Recover $1.75B In Frozen Funds

October 8, 2018

Trump administration officials have rejected Iran’s plea to release billions of its frozen assets.

 

In its filing with the International Court of Justice Monday, the State Department urged judges to toss Iran’s claim to recover $1.75 billion frozen in the U.S.

 

U.S. officials said the Iranian money will go to families of the American marines killed or injured in the 1983 bombing of barracks in Beirut. The State Department cited a 2016 Supreme Court decision to back up its position.

 

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