Middle East Eye: Gulf states ‘profoundly worried’ about being sued by 9/11 families
Congressional bill would allow bereaved relatives of 9/11 victims to sue foreign governments, such as Saudi Arabia, for culpability in the attacks
Gulf Arab states expressed concern on Monday over a bill passed by the US Congress that would allow relatives of victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for compensation.
The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, of which Saudi Arabia is the most powerful member, expressed its "profound worry" according to its secretary general, Abdullatif al-Zayani.
In a statement, he warned that the law "contravenes the foundations and principles of relations between states, notably sovereign immunity".
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Update: Should Americans be able to sue other governments? Gulf states say no. -- Jason Thomson, CSM
WNU editor: The Gulf states better worry .... President Obama has stated that he will veto the bill, but the votes to overturn his veto are there .... Obama Expected to Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Suits Against Saudis (Insurance Journal).