PressTV-US court fines Iran over ‘1996 bombing in Saudi Arabia’

A Washington court claims Iran has had a role in the bombing of a housing complex in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of Khobar, which killed US military personnel, ordering Tehran to pay over $104 million in damages.

Issuing a default judgment on Monday, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. ordered that the sum should go to the victims of the attack that killed 19 US military personnel members, Reuters said.

Chief Judge Beryl Howell also said 15 service members, who were at the complex at the time of the attack, could recover “for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress,” the agency added.

She further found 24 survivors entitled to claim damages for “emotional distress from seeing how the bombing affected their loved ones.”

In December 2006, another federal judge in Washington ordered Iran to pay $254.4 million to the survivors of 17 of those killed in the bombing.

On August 26, 2015, Saudi-owned newspaper…

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