|Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the|
Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers, at the Pentagon
Group Burial Marker during the Patriot Day Observance at
Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 11, 2005. DoD photo by
Tech. Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald, U.S. Air Force. Photo courtesy
Prosecutors told the Daily News they believe the stunning move to be “the largest real property forfeiture” in U.S. history.
They intend to hand over the bulk of any proceeds derived from the forfeiture to relatives of people who died in Iran-aided terror attacks, including 9/11 and the 1993 [sic] bombing of Marine Corps barracks in Beirut.A U.S. court ruled in 2011 that Iran and Hizballah were jointly guilty (along with al-Qaeda) of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
This latest ruling is a fresh reminder of the national security threat that Iran and Hizballah pose to the U.S. even as reports surface that Syria is transferring some of its chemical weapons to Hizballah, and as the U.S. proceeds with its dealings with Iran, Syria, and the rest of the Global War on Terrorism.