9/11 Victims Bill vetoed by Obama

Saturday, 24 September, 2016 - 10:45

US President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government.

President Obama said he felt "deep sympathy" for the families but that the law would be "detrimental to US national interests".

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister had warned that the bill could cause his government to withdraw US investments.

The country denies any involvement in the 2001 attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people.

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers that targeted the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were Saudi citizens.

More News

07.12.2022 - 12:09
Washington and Canberra have invited Tokyo and potentially other “regional partners” to confront Beijing
07.12.2022 - 12:07
The $858 billion bill includes at least $800 million in additional military aid to Kiev
07.12.2022 - 12:05
Moscow will reportedly sell its crude to Islamabad at discounted rates
15.09.2022 - 17:06
Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
21.07.2022 - 17:48
Russian experts have submitted a request to the UN. They also found traces of foreign organizations in the maintenance of the banned site