Judge tosses 9/11 suit against #SaudiArabia, citing sovereign immunity 


A US District Court judge has dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia that it provided material support to Al-Qaeda ahead of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, ruling that the country has sovereign immunity.

In the aftermath of 9/11, some relatives of the more than 3,000 deceased victims sought billions of dollars in damages from companies, countries ‒ including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ‒ and organizations accused of aiding Al-Qaeda and other terror groups in carrying out the hijackings. In 2003, the 9/11 Commission found that there was no evidence that Saudi Arabia helped finance Al-Qaeda.

Source: Judge tosses 9/11 suit against Saudi Arabia, citing sovereign immunity — RT USA