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DATE : Saturday 1 October 2016 - 06:40
NEWS ID : 1453
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Saudi Arabia Angry over JASTA; Al Arabiya: Iran is Rewarded while Saudi Arabia Sanctioned!

According to this bill by US Congress, which is called JASTA, victims of the events of September 11, can sue Saudi Arabia, and receive compensation.

Saudi Arabia Angry over JASTA; Al Arabiya: Iran is Rewarded while Saudi Arabia Sanctioned!

Caspian International News Agency– Approving the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) by US Congress, and the Congress’ overriding Barack Obama’s veto have met with many reactions. Saudi media have  discussed and analyzed this issue.

Al Arabia has discussed the relationship between this bill and the JCPOA; and in an article by the name of “reward to Iran and sanctioning Saudi Arabia” has tried to introduce Tehran as the supporter of terrorism and Riyadh as innocent of these accusations.

In this article, we read:

Even a year ago, few expected the weird prospect of Washington taking two important decisions that go against the US policies of the past 40 years. Rewarding Iran through the JCPOA nuclear agreement, that saves the later from sanctions, and allowing Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia through Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), were probably both unthinkable.

The irony is rewarding Iran, that is labelled among the first countries in the world to have sponsored terrorism, to which most of the international community agree, and sanctioning Saudi Arabia that is at the forefront in fight against terrorism.

The question is why, how and what to expect after JASTA? We will be discussing these questions in the coming months, after the insistence of the two chambers of the Congress on the new law and the majority voting against the President Obama’s veto.

Protesting against the White House’s attempts to topple the votes, last week, Senator John Cornyn said that lawmakers and lawyers have been working on this law for so long. “Why now? We have been discussing it since 2009” he said.

According to this bill by US Congress, which is called JASTA, victims of the events of September 11, can sue Saudi Arabia, and receive compensation.

Nameh News

(Translating by Negar Lotfi)


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