US President Barack Obama said , Congress made a “mistake” to overcome the veto and push through the bill,
which allows legal action against Saudi Arabia during the 9/11 attacks.
He said the bill sets “a dangerous precedent” for individuals all over the world to file a lawsuit against the US government.
The vote on Wednesday, the first time Obama’s veto power of the veto.
CIA Director John Brennan agreed that the bill has “serious implications” for national security.
He added: “The downside is likely to be substantial.”
Sponsors of Justice against terrorism legislation (JASTA) opens the door to the victims’ families to sue any member of the Saudi government is suspected of playing a role in the 9/11 attacks.
Fifteen of the 19 hijackers Saudi citizens, but the oil-rich kingdom –
has denied any role in the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people – a key ally of the United States.
While the CIA raised doubts about some of the contacts the kidnappers,
the Committee on 11/9 no evidence found that senior Saudi officials, or government institution, has funded attackers.
Almost 3,000 people were killed when the aircraft flew deliberately.
They took over the Pentagon and World Trade Center. He brought another plane hijacked in a field in Pennsylvania.
He said in response to a congressional vote on Wednesday, Obama CNN:
“It’s a dangerous precedent and it’s an example of why sometimes you have to do what is hard.
“Frankly, I wish Congress here have done what is difficult.
“The concern that I have had a relationship with Saudi Arabia itself or sympathy for the families of the 9/11 thing.
“It has to do with me not want a situation where we are suddenly exposed to the obligations of all the work that we are doing all over the world,
and suddenly find ourselves subject to private lawsuits.”
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“I will not know that Congress finally is challenging President Obama’s foreign policy,
and that it was a bad reason for that may be detrimental to the interests of the United States. Too bad the president did very little to stop it.” – Wall Street Journal
“There is an implicit wider this legislation that the Kingdom is no longer dependent on the United States-and the reality is more dangerous – you might want to no longer even with one vote,
Congress may have dropped in America, a group of. Plagues many on Capitol Hill might just appreciate Mysterious “. – CNN
Administration officials knew from the outset that it is unlikely to survive the vote on the veto override Obama –
and said that politics surrounding the bill become charged so overwhelmed the more abstract arguments for the importance of respecting the foreign sovereign immunity. – Hill
But the families of the victims and their lawyers rejected these concerns.
Said Terry Strada, national chair of the families of 9/11 and the survivors to justice,
“the time that we may finally get more answers about who was really behind the attacks, and we rejoice in this victory and look forward to this day in court and” against terrorism.
Obama suggested that voting patterns colleagues affected by political concerns.
“If you are perceived as a vote against the families of 9/11 right before the election,
and not surprisingly, this vote is hard for people to take.
“But it could have been the right thing to do.”
Senate voted 97-1 and the House 348-77, and that means the bill becomes law.
Said White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that the vote
“the most embarrassing thing only by the United States Senate” for decades.
But supporters of the measure claimed the legislation only applies to the terrorist acts that took place on the territory of the United States – and pass it along to Obama God perceived priorities for relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“The White House and the executive branch (are) more interested in diplomatic considerations,”
said Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.
“We’re more interested in families and in justice.”
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