Obama would veto bill for 9/11 victims families to sue Saudi Arabia

By REUTERS
September 13, 2016 04:57

President Barack Obama would veto a bill passed by both houses of Congress that would allow survivors and families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for damages, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday.

"It's not hard to imagine other countries using this law as an excuse to haul US diplomats or US service members or even US companies into courts all around the world," Earnest told reporters in a daily briefing.

"I do anticipate the president would veto this legislation when it is presented to him," he said.


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