9/11 victims’ kin: Seize Iran assets in Britain
An English court has cleared the way to consider whether it will allow the families of some of those killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States to make a claim on Iranian assets in Britain. The families want the English High Court to enforce a 2012 decision by a US court which found there was evidence to show that Iran provided “material support and resources to Al-Qaeda for acts of terrorism”. The militant group carried out the attacks
Iranian lawmakers have given President Hassan Rouhani one month to appear before parliament to answer questions on his government’s handling of Iran’s economic struggles. It is the first time parliament has summoned Rouhani, who is under pressure from hardline rivals to change his cabinet following deterioration in relations with the United States and Iran’s growing economic difficulties.
Lawmakers want to question Rouhani on topics including the Rial’s decline, which has lost more than half its value since April, weak economic growth and rising unemployment.
Rouhani, a pragmatist who reduced tensions with the West by striking a nuclear deal in 2015, is facing a growing backlash since US President Donald Trump pulled out from the pact in May