Saudi foreign ministry condemns passage of U.S. 9/11 lawRIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry condemned the passage of a U.S. law that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom for damages, calling it a matter of "great concern" in a statement on Thursday. "The erosion of sovereign immunity will have a negative impact on all nations, including the United States," said the statement, which was carried on state news agency SPA. (Reporting by Katie Paul; editing by Diane Craft)
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