Obama vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi bill; says would hurt national security

By REUTERS
September 24, 2016 00:26

President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, saying the bill would hurt US national security interests.

Obama said in a statement that the bill could lead to lawsuits against U.S. officials for actions by foreign groups that receive U.S. aid, military equipment or training, and would hurt efforts to work with foreign allies on counter terrorism and other issues.


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