Saudi Arabia Threatens U.S. Over 9/11 Bill
President Obama is currently in Saudi Arabia for the Gulf Cooperation Council meetings, but he is also doing some fence-mending with the Saudis. The longtime U.S. ally has openly criticized the Obama Administration’s handling of issues like Iraq, Syria, ISIS and the Iran nuclear deal.
The Saudi Kingdom is now threatening to sell-off more than 750 billion dollars of its U.S. assets over a Congressional bill that would give survivors of 9/11 victims the right to sue countries they believe were behind the 2001 Al-Qaeda attacks.
Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were Saudi nationals. We’ll talk about the growing row between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia with Joseph Kechichian, senior writer for the Dubai-based Gulf News. He’s the author of numerous books on the Gulf region, including his most recent release, Iffat al Thunayan: An Arabian Queen.