September 25, 2016

Obama Vetoes 9/11 Bill, but Congressional Override Is Expected

WASHINGTON — President Obama vetoed legislation on Friday that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role in the plot, setting up an extraordinary confrontation with a Congress that unanimously backed the bill and has vowed to uphold it.

Mr. Obama’s long-anticipated veto of the measure, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, is the 12th of his presidency. But unless those who oppose the bill can persuade lawmakers to drop their support by next week,.. Read more.

NY Times

Related,
Obama's veto of 9/11 bill aimed at Saudi Arabia sets up standoff with Congress - Guardian
Obama’s 9/11 veto disregards thousands of victims for sake of geopolitical interests – survivor (video) - RT

Obama spreekt veto uit tegen wet vervolgen Saoedi-Arabië voor 9/11 - Volkskrant

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