US President Barack Obama expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision taken by the members of the Senate and house of representatives of the us Congress to approve a bill that allows the relatives of the victims of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 in new York, to file lawsuits to Saudi Arabia.
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Note that a week earlier Barack Obama personally vetoed this law, but parliamentarians opposing the opinion of the President it is not confused. The American President raised concerns that in the case of the adoption of such a document, they will use not only the relatives of the victims of September 11, but also the us military will collapse the avalanche of claims from other States with “hot spots”, which managed “to be noted” Petagon.
Barack Obama called the adoption of the law a big mistake and a dangerous precedent. Pitas to persuade lawmakers, he even sent them a letter in which he warned that the overcoming of the veto could lead to “devastating consequences for the Pentagon and U.S. military personnel abroad.”
“I sympathize with the families affected by the September 11 attacks,… but this decision of the Congress is the real error… Because if the US will destroy the concept of judicial immunity of States in relation to our troops around the world may start retaliatory actions”, – quotes Obama, the American channel CNN.
“It’s a dangerous precedent After the passage of this law, US citizens may be subject to similar lawsuits from other countries, and we suddenly find ourselves exposed to liability for everything we do in the world. I wasn’t expecting it… and I don’t want this situation happened” – said the head of the White house.