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President Obama will veto bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia...

•, Caroline Mortimer

Barack Obama is set to veto a bill that would allow the survivors and victims of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia. 

In his daily briefing to reporters, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said: "It's not hard to imagine other countries using this law as an excuse to haul US diplomats or US service members or even US companies into courts all around the world.

"I do anticipate the president would veto this legislation when it is presented to him." 

On Friday, the House of Representatives approved a bill passed by the Senate in Maywhich would allow the families of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Pennsylvania on 11 September 2001 to sue for damages.