In a little-noticed ruling on Nov. 28, a Washington, DC district court found that both Iran and Sudan were culpable for al Qaeda's 1998 embassy bombings. As is typical in cases dealing with state sponsorship of terrorism, neither Iran nor Sudan answered the plaintiffs' accusations. But in a 45-page decision, Judge John D. Bates issued a default judgment.
The court found that the "government of the Islamic Republic of Iran...has a long history of providing material aid and support to terrorist organizations including al Qaeda," which "claimed responsibility for the August 7, 1998 embassy bombings."
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