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Josh Rogin

Congress and Obama Agree on Something: Iran Should Pay Victims

Tehran wants to avoid compensating 1,300 American victims of terrorism.
A bombing in October 1983 in Beirut killed 299 Marines.

A bombing in October 1983 in Beirut killed 299 Marines.

Photographer: PIERRE SABBAGH/AFP/Getty Images

A Supreme Court case on compensating victims of terrorism gives House Republicans and the Obama administration a chance to agree about Iran for the first time in a long time.

With bipartisan support, the House is weighing in on a pending case in which Tehran is trying to avoid paying the American victims of terror attacks linked to the Iranian government, including the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut and the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia.