By Paul Miller, Continue reading in the New York Observer
Congress is expected to vote this week on legislation prohibiting sanctions relief for Iran until it complies with judicial verdicts awarded by U.S. courts to victims of Iran-sponsored terrorism.
Introduced on September 9th by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act (H.R 3457) prohibits the Obama administration from releasing over $100 billion to the Iranian regime as spelled out in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action until the Islamic Republic pays $43.5 billion in judgments.
“Iran should not get a red cent in U.S. sanctions relief until it has paid its victims what they are owed,” said Mr. Meehan. “I oppose the Iran deal, but surely we can all agree that Iran should not reap any benefits from the U.S. until it has compensated the families of those whose lives were taken by Iranian terrorism.”
Working with congressional staffers on this legislation, Shurat Hadin – The Israel Law Center has been seeking Justice for American and Israeli victims of terrorism since 2003.