9/11 lawsuits bill causes Saudi Arabia 'great concern'

9/11 lawsuits bill causes Saudi Arabia 'great concern'
 

Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry has said it is a matter of "great concern" that 9/11 relatives in the US may be able to sue the kingdom for damages.
On Wednesday the US Congress voted for a law allowing families of nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks to sue.
In doing so they overrode a veto by President Barack Obama, who said it would set a "dangerous precedent".
Fifteen of the 19 hijackers that day were Saudi nationals, but the kingdom has denied any role in the attacks.
In a statement, the country's foreign ministry said: "The erosion of sovereign immunity... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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