October 3, 2016 / 2:17 PM / in a year

Saudi cabinet says U.S. Sept. 11 law weakens international relations

DUBAI, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a U.S. law allowing citizens to sue the kingdom over the Sept. 11 2001 attacks represented a threat to international relations and urged Congress to act to prevent any dangerous consequences from the new legislation.

The cabinet, at its weekly meeting in the capital Riyadh, also said that the law, known as JASTA, represented a violation of a leading principle preventing lawsuits against governments that regulated international relations for hundreds of years. (Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by William Maclean/Jeremy Gaint)

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