On Friday, September 9, the us Congress approved a bill that allows the relatives of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to file lawsuits against Saudi Arabia. President Barack Obama previously threatened to veto if lawmakers approve the bill.
The approved bill allows to file lawsuits against other governments and foreign nationals.
In may, the bill received the support of the Senate. Now, after the vote in the House of Representatives, the bill passed to the President for signing. A spokesman for the White house Josh Ernest said that Obama is not going to sign this law. Earlier, the President claimed that as a result more countries will begin to file lawsuits against the United States.
It should be noted that, when the bill was introduced by the senators, Saudi Arabia has threatened to sell all American assets owned, totaling $ 750 billion.
Recall that most of the terrorists who hijacked planes on 11 September 2001 were Saudi nationals. In addition, repeatedly there were suspicions about the relationships of some officials and the leaders of the Kingdom to terrorist organizations.