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Judge signs Sept 11 blame ruling

A US judge has signed a default judgment finding Iran, the Taliban and al Qaida liable for the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks.

Judge George Daniels in Manhattan signed the judgment a week after hearing evidence in the 10-year-old case.

The signed ruling, which he promised last week, came in a 100 billion-dollar (£64.1bn) lawsuit brought by families of victims.

He directed a magistrate judge to preside over remaining issues, including fixing compensatory and punitive damages.

Judge Daniels signed findings of fact saying the plaintiffs had established that the attacks were caused by the support the defendants provided to al Qaida.

It also said Iran continued to provide material support and resources to al Qaida by providing a safe haven for al Qaida leadership and rank-and-file members.


From Belfast Telegraph