The US Senate has overcome Obama’s veto on the law on the claims against Saudi Arabia


The Senate could overcome a presidential veto because it was voted more than two-thirds of lawmakers, which corresponds to the law. As reported by Reuters, for the overcoming of the veto vote of 97 against – one. It is expected that in the near future, the same vote will pass in the House of representatives.

We are talking about the bill that was previously approved by the Senate and Congress, reports Reuters. Its essence lies in the fact that the families of those killed in the attacks, organized by the international terrorist organizations in the United States, would have the right to file lawsuits against States that supported the activities of these organizations in America. In this case, it was possible to seize Bank accounts and assets in other countries in the United States.

In April, Saudi Arabia has warned the Obama administration and members of Congress that they will go on sale belonging to the Kingdom of American assets worth about $750 billion to prevent them from freezing, if Washington adopts a law, allowing to judge a foreign government in U.S. courts on charges of involvement in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Obama vetoed the bill on September 23. At the White house this decision was explained by the fact that the document allegedly threatened the national security of the United States. The us administration argued that the law would allow a lawsuit against the States that were not included by the Executive in the list of state sponsors of terrorism” and would destroy “the concept of sovereign immunity, which protected US citizens for a long time.”

The defendant claims may be Saudi Arabia, because of the 19 participants in the September 11 attacks, 15 were citizens of this country. According to unconfirmed reports, the results obtained by held in Congress of the investigation showed that the terrorists received help from people associated with the official Saudi authorities. In Saudi Arabia itself these suspicions categorically rejected.

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