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Obama Vetoes Bill That Would Allow 9/11 Victims’ Families to Sue Saudi Arabia

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Hussein Obama and Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in 2013

Hussein Obama and Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in 2013. Photo: Pete Souza / Twitter.


The move sets the stage for a congressional override, and US lawmakers say they are confident they will be able to overturn the veto.

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act passed through Congress with ease earlier in September, and would permit lawsuits against Riyadh in connection with the September 11 attacks.

Though the Saudi government denies any involvement in the 2001 massacre that left nearly 3,000 people dead, many have long suspected that the hijackers of four planes that crashed into targets in New York, Washington DC and rural Pennsylvania were backed by Riyadh.

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