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Saudi Arabia Threatens to Blackmail U.S. If Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

19. April 2016

Saudi Arabia Threatens to Blackmail U.S. If Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

(The following text appeared originially on Democracy Now!)

“Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell off $750 billion in U.S. Treasury securities if Congress passes a law to allow the families of the victims of the September 11 attacks to sue the Saudi government for any role it may have played in the attacks. The kingdom’s threat comes just ahead of President Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill’s passage.” [1]

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[1] “Saudi Arabia Threatens to Blackmail U.S. If Congress Passes 9/11 Bill.” Democracy Now!, 18 Apr. 2016. Web. 19 Apr. 2016. <>.

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