Obama warns on Saudi bill ‘mistake’

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.”

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BUSINESS

Opec agreed its first output cut for eight years in a bid to bolster oil prices.

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SPORTS

Perfect timing, with the Ryder Cup set to start in Minnesota…

and.. unfortunately, the revelations continue

 

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