Saudi Arabia filed the first lawsuit in connection with the September 11 attacks in the United States
The widow of a United States Navy officer Patrick Dunn, who died during the attack of suicide bombers on the Pentagon, filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia, demanding that the Kingdom be paid for the death of her husband and intentionally bringing her to a nervous disorder, according to the Agency Bloomberg.
Filing such a lawsuit was possible after the U.S. Congress to overcome a veto by President Barack Obama, which he tried to ban Americans to sue Saudi Arabia over alleged the country’s involvement in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. After the Senate (upper house) veto confidently overcame and legislators of the house of representatives.
“9-11 law” allows the families of people killed in the terrorist attacks on new York and Washington, to sue individuals and even governments of countries with respect to these attacks. First of all we are talking about Saudi Arabia, whose citizens were most of the hijackers who seized four American aircraft on September 11.
The terrorist attacks in USA in 2001, considered the largest in the history of mankind. On the morning of September 11, 19 terrorists related to al-Qaida, divided into four groups, captured four scheduled passenger airliner. Each group had at least one member, past the initial flight training. Two Boeing crashed into the twin towers of the world trade center (WTC) in new York, and the third was sent to the Pentagon in Washington and a fourth crashed in Pennsylvania.
As a result of terrorist attacks killed nearly three thousand people (2977, another 24 are missing), more than six thousand were wounded. It is known that two planes that crashed into the WTC skyscrapers, in total, killed 157 people. In addition, killing 343 firefighters, 60 police officers and eight employees of the ambulance.
Of the 19 participants in the September 11 attacks, 15 were Saudi nationals. According to unconfirmed reports, the results obtained by held in Congress of the investigation showed that the terrorists received help from officials connected with Riyadh. In Saudi Arabia itself these suspicions categorically rejected and promised to “disastrous” consequences from the adoption of the law “9-11″.