JEDDAH, 13th September, 2016 (WAM) — The Muslim World League, and its affiliate International Organisation for Muslim Scholars, has expressed deep concern over the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act passed by the US Congress, declaring that it contravenes the UN Charter and the principles of international law.

“The Act is contrary to the foundation of international relations, which are based on the principles of equal sovereignty, immunity of the state, mutual respect and non-imposition of domestic laws of any state on the other state(s),” the Saudi-based organisation said in a statement.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Secretary of the League, who is also the chairman of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, asserted that the law would threaten the stability of the international system and might harm the global economy. He said that it could have other negative consequences, as it would set a dangerous precedent in relations among nations.