Tehran welcomes Luxembourg court decision on US seizure of Iranian assets

Tehran welcomes Luxembourg court decision on US seizure of Iranian assets
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Iran welcomed on Thursday a Luxembourg court’s decision to refuse to reinforce a US ruling that would have helped families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks claim Iranian assets held by a Luxembourg-based clearing house, ONA reports citing Reuters.

The court ruled on Wednesday that there were no grounds in international law to uphold in Luxembourg a 2012 US court decision to strip Iran of sovereign immunity.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said the decision showed the world still had courts that adopt independent decisions.

The governor of Central Bank of Iran, Abdolnasser Hemmati, called the decision “an important legal victory for Iran”.

President’s deputy for legal affairs Laya Joneidi was quoted by IRNA as saying that the lawyers won the case by arguing that Sept. 11 attacks were not related to Iran.

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