Opponents of Saudi 9/11 bill keep up fight ahead of veto override vote



Opponents of a bill that would allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia's government over the Sept. 11 attacks kept up their fight against the measure on Tuesday, a day before the U.S. Senate is expected to oppose President Barack Obama's veto, allowing the bill to become law.
Opponents circulated a letter from Ash Carter, Obama's Secretary of Defense, saying that the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act," known as JASTA, posed risks for U.S. forces abroad.
"While we are sympathetic to the intent of JASTA, its potential second- and third-order consequences could be... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: Reuters
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