Iran won a federal court victory against the family of an American killed by a terrorist attack allegedly bankrolled by the extremist regime.
And who represented the Islamic Republic, which the U.S. State Department classifies as a state sponsor of terrorism? The U.S. Justice Department.
There’s been no thaw between Washington and Tehran, however. Instead, the Justice Department found itself obligated to step up under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, a 1961 treaty concerning foreign government property.