Both houses of Congress voted to override President Obama’s veto of the so-called JASTA (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act), which opens the door for families of 9/11 victims to begin law suits against Saudi Arabia.
It is the first Obama veto to be overridden and the President warned that it sets a “dangerous precedent” for suits against the US.
“Frankly,” he told CNN, ” I wish Congress here had done what’s hard. The concern that I’ve had has nothing to do with Saudi Arabia per se or my sympathy for 9/11 families. It has to do with me not wanting a situation where we’re suddenly exposed to liabilities for all the work that we’re doing all around the world and suddenly finding ourselves subject to private lawsuits.”
Opec agreed its first output cut for eight years in a bid to bolster oil prices.
Perfect timing, with the Ryder Cup set to start in Minnesota…
and.. unfortunately, the revelations continue