In September, President Barack Obama vetoed JASTA, but Congress overwhelmingly voted to override his veto. The President had argued that the bill would open up the United States to lawsuits over their own actions abroad.
Riyadh’s Jubeir announced at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry that they both oppose the law.
"We believe the law, that curtails sovereign immunities, represents a grave danger to the international system," Jubeir said.
"The United States is, by eroding this principle, opening the door for other countries to take similar steps and then before you know it international order becomes governed by the law of the jungle," Jubeir said. "The question now becomes how do you go about amending the law.”
Anwar Gargash, the minister of state for foreign affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), echoed Saudi concerns. He has referred to the bill as "a dangerous precedent in international law that undermines the principle of sovereign immunity and the future of sovereign investments in the United States."