Media: Riyadh paid for the campaign opponents of the law about the September 11 attacks
MOSCOW, may 11 — RIA Novosti. Saudi Arabia paid for a significant part of the campaign organized by opponents of U.S. law that allows victims and relatives of victims of the September 11 attacks to sue in Riyadh, reports the associated Press.
According to the Agency, the campaign lobbying began a month after voting for the bill. In this campaign, opponents of the law have paid visits to veterans in Washington warned lawmakers about the “undesirable consequences”, but it happened without the involvement of the authorities in Saudi Arabia.
Despite the fact that in the USA there is a law that requires the organizers of lobbying activities to report receiving money from foreign States or political parties, some of the organizers of the campaign time has not informed the U.S. justice Department about the role of Saudi Arabia.
Two days before the 15th anniversary of the tragedy of the largest terrorist attack in US history on September 9, the U.S. house of representatives voted for the bill JASTA (the bill, allowing to bring to justice sponsors of terrorism — ed.). This law allows victims and relatives of victims of the September 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, whose citizens were the majority of terrorists, who carried out the attack. The Senate unanimously backed the document in may this year. President Barack Obama has vetoed the bill passed by the Senate and house of representatives by an overwhelming majority to overcome that veto, which was the first such case under the Obama administration.