(FoxNews) President Obama in an interview broadcast early Tuesday rejected legislation allowing victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia's government, saying it would expose the U.S. to endless lawsuits.
"This is a matter of how ... the United States approaches our interactions with other countries," he told host Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning."
"If we open up the possibility that individuals and the United States can routinely start suing over governments, then we are also opening up the United States to being continually sued by individuals in other countries."
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The bill, called the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, would allow victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 massacre and other attacks to sue nations that support terrorism.