Obama to veto 9/11 Saudi lawsuit bill

September 22, 2016 21:20

US President Barack Obama intends to veto by Friday evening legislation allowing survivors and families of victims of the September 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the White House said.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters the president will veto Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act within the constitutionally mandated 10-day window, which ends Friday evening.The Obama administration opposed the bill on grounds that other countries could use the law as an excuse to sue US diplomats, service members or companies.

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