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Obama Set to Veto 9/11 Victims’ Bid to Sue Saudis

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Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama is poised to veto legislation exposing Saudi Arabia to court action over the 9/11 attacks, stepping in to defend legal precedent and an awkward ally, but inviting election-time opprobrium.

White House officials say Obama will reject the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” by a Friday veto deadline, after a little over a week of deliberation.

The administration is worried the bill — passed unanimously by Congress — would undermine state immunity, setting a dangerous legal precedent. – READ MORE

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