The United States has “donated” €1,185,000 to the Lo Porto family in compensation for the death of their son, Giovanni. With this action, the United States closes the case of the aid worker killed by a U.S. drone in Pakistan in January 2015.
A donation in memoriam, as reiterated Friday by the American Embassy after the newspaper La Repubblica revealed the agreement signed on July 8 by a diplomat in charge of putting a tombstone on the matter.
However, the drama remains open, despite Washington’s disclaimer, which it attached to the donation stipulating that this was not compensation and could not be connected to any future legal action. “This does not imply the consent by the United States of America to the exercise of the jurisdiction of the Italian courts in disputes, if any, directly or indirectly connected with this instrument,” the embassy said.
And that’s that.