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U.S. to Pay American Victims of Terrorists

October 23, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

The U.S. Treasury will pay Terry Anderson and other American terrorism victims and their families hundreds of millions of dollars in legal damages owed by Iran, according to White House and congressional officials. President Clinton is expected to sign legislation approved by Congress that would pay a limited group of victims and then have the government be responsible for collecting the claims through an international court or negotiations with Iran, an official said.

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