OIC Warns Against Legislation Issued by US Congress

Jeddah, 13 Dzulhijjah 1437/15 September 2016 (MINA) – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) warned against a “short-sighted and incomprehensible” bill pending in the US congress, that allows victims of the September 11 attacks to sue foreign governments in US courts.

“The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism” (JASTA) act could be detrimental to international relations and risks inducing a global economic slump,” OIC Secretary General Iyad Madani said in a statement.

Moreover, Madani noted that the “US is obligated, as a super power, to promote peace and security all across the globe.”

The OIC Secretary General also said that he is hopeful that the US Congress would reconsider passing the bill, “which threatens global peace and security.”

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On Friday, the US House unanimously passed the bill, which would allow victims of the September 11 attacks to sue foreign governments linked to terrorism in US courts. (T/R07/R01)

Miraj Islamic News Agency (MINA)