Official at Ministry of Foreign Affairs: JASTA great concern to community of nations objecting to erosion of principle of sovereign immunity

Thursday 1437/12/27 - 2016/09/29
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Riyadh, Dhu-AlHijjah 28, 1437, September 29, 2016, SPA -- An official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the enactment of JASTA is of great concern to the community of nations that object to the erosion of the principle of sovereign immunity, which has governed international relations for hundreds of years.
The source further stated that the erosion of sovereign immunity will have a negative impact on all nations, including the United States.
The official source also noted that that is why the President, The Secretary of Defense, The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of the CIA have expressed their opposition to JASTA as it has been drafted.
The source elaborated that JASTA has been opposed publicly by many nations as well as dozens of American national security experts who see the dangers that JASTA represents.
The official source concluded by expressing hope that wisdom will prevail and that Congress will take the necessary steps to correct this legislation in order to avoid the serious unintended consequences that may ensue.
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