While Iran demands a rehearing of a $1.75 billion payout to Beirut bombing victims, families say they won’t give up the legal fight against Tehran.

September 4, 2014 16:21
1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut

Lynn Derbyshire holds a photo of her brother, Vincent Smith, killed in the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut.. (photo credit: AFP)

 “YOU KNOW, I’m just a regular American mom. Sometimes, it’s hard to believe I’m suing Iran,” Lynn Smith Derbyshire laughs.

Speaking to The Jerusalem Report via Skype from her home just outside Washington, DC, about her efforts to force Iran to pay out $2.65 billion in damages to the families and survivors of the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, Derbyshire’s infectious laugh suddenly stops.


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