The European Union (EU) on Wednesday urged President Obama to veto a bill making it easier for the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

“The European Union considers that the adoption of the bill and its subsequent implementation might have unwanted consequences as other States may seek to adopt similar legislation, leading to a further weakening of the principles of State sovereign immunity,” the EU delegation to the United States wrote, warning the State Department that the bill would “put a burden on bilateral relations between states.”

“Therefore, the European Union calls upon the President of the United States to act in order to prevent the JASTA bill from becoming law.”

The White House has already said it will veto the Justice Against State Sponsors of Terrorism Act on similar grounds.

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