US court dismisses 9/11 lawsuit against Saudi Arabia

A US judge dismissed claims on Tuesday against Saudi Arabia in lawsuits brought by the families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks. The defendants accused Saudi Arabia of aiding al Qaeda with financial and material support.

US District Court Judge George Daniels ruled that the plaintiffs did not provide sufficient evidence to override Saudi Arabia’s sovereign immunity.

“The allegations in the complaint alone do not provide this court with a basis to assert jurisdiction over defendants,” Daniels wrote in his ruling.