TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman condemned as “biased, politically-motivated and baseless” a recent ruling issued in absentia by a US court ordering Iran to pay more than $6 billion to the families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
In reaction to the anti-Iranian court ruling by a federal judge in New York, Bahram Qassemi said Tehran rejects such cross-border and illegal verdicts.
He said such verdicts are issued without any solid evidence on Iran’s role in the 9/11 attacks and in defiance of even US official reports which confirm that the organizers and culprits of the terrorist catastrophe were from the US’s regional allies.
Such rulings mock not only the international legal system, but also the American people, particularly the survivors and victims of the 9/11 attacks, Qassemi said, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website.
The spokesman noted that Iran has lodged its strong protest against the US administration through official channels -the country’s Interests Section.
“Issuing such illegal rulings stands in stark violation of the international commitments, law and accepted procedures which call for judicial immunity of governments,” he underlined.
Iran reserves the right to follow up on the issue, adopt measures to strongly challenge the ruling, and compensate for possible damages, the spokesperson concluded.