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Saudi Arabia lobbies US over 9/11 law

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has been lobbying US legislators to change a law allowing victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom, he said on Sunday. Adel al-Jubeir told reporters he has just returned from an extended stay in the United States, which was partly "to try to persuade them that there needs to be an amendment of the law", the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). The US Congress voted overwhelmingly in September to override President Barack Obama's veto of the…

Pakistan shows concern on overturning of US Presidential veto on 9/11 law

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed its concern on the overturning of the United States Presidential veto on Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). Foreign Office (FO) in Islamabad in a statement noted with concern the overturning of the U.S. Presidential veto on JASTA, a law passed by the US Congress aimed at targeting sovereign states. The statement said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had in United Nations General Assembly had said that the terrorism was a global issue which will┬ábe addressed in all its forms…