House move to al­low 9/11 fam­i­lies to sue

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Wash­ing­ton: The US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives passed leg­is­la­tion by voice vote on Fri­day that would al­low the fam­i­lies of vic­tims of the Septem­ber 11, 2001, at­tacks to sue Saudi Ara­bia’s govern­ment for dam­ages, de­spite the White House’s threat to veto the mea­sure. The US Se­nate passed the “Jus­tice Against Spon­sors of Ter­ror­ism Act,” or JASTA, unan­i­mously in May. Op­po­nents of the bill said it could strain re­la­tions with Saudi Ara­bia and lead to re­tal­ia­tory laws tar­get­ing US cit­i­zens or cor­po­ra­tions in other coun­tries. In­dian Ex­press

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