Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry has said it is a matter of “great concern” that 9/11 relatives in the US may be able to sue the kingdom for damages.
On Wednesday the US Congress voted for a law allowing families of nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks to sue. In doing so they overrode a veto by President Barack Obama, who said it would set a “dangerous precedent”.
Fifteen of the 19 hijackers that day were Saudi nationals, but the kingdom has denied any role in the attacks. In a statement, the country’s foreign ministry said: “The erosion of sovereign immunity will have a negative impact on all nations, including the United States.”(BBC,2016)