The bill, which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year, would take away immunity from foreign governments in cases “arising from a terrorist attack that kills an American on American soil.”
According to the report, “the Saudi threats have been the subject of intense discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the State Department and the Pentagon.”
In order to forestall any economic or political tensions which might arise from passing the said bill, President Obama’s leadership administration had lobbied the U.S. Congress to halt or completely ignore the bill.
Briefing from the U.S. State Department Representative John Kirby said it stood “firmly with the victims of these acts of violence and their loved ones.
“We remain committed to bringing to justice terrorists and those who use terrorism to advance their depraved ideology.”