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Iraq urged to setup JASTA style law to sue US

Iraq's parliament has been urged to put in place a law similar to the US's American Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) to allow its citizens to prosecute American forces and seek compensation for the damage done following the US invasion of the country in 2003.

In a statement, Secretary-General of the Arab Project in Iraq, Sheikh Khamis Al-Khanjar, said Iraqis have the right to sue the United States because the UN Security Council resolution 1483 considered the American and British forces in Iraq occupiers.

The statement said that the Arabic Project strongly condemns the US law which gives Americans the right to sue Saudi Arabia for damages caused by the September 11 attacks.

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