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Obama Vetoes Bill To Allow Sept. 11 Victims To Sue Saudi Government

Obama Vetoes Bill To Allow Sept. 11 Victims To Sue Saudi Government

Submitted by • September 24, 2016 www.npr.org

President Obama made good today on earlier threats by vetoing legislation passed unanimously by the House and Senate. The rejected bill would waive sovereign immunity protections for Saudi Arabia and allow victims of the Sept. 11 attacks or their relatives to sue the Saudi government for allegedly helping at least some of the 19 hijackers who carried out those attacks. Fifteen of the attackers were Saudi nationals.

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