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The Latest: Bahrain criticizes US anti-terror bill

  • Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs for India, speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs for India, speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs for India, speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs for India, speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs for India, speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs for India, speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):

1:00 p.m.

Bahrain's foreign minister says anti-terror measures that do not respect the U.N. Charter are bound to fail.

Speaking before the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa cited the U.S. Justice Against the Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which would allow U.S. courts to hear cases against a foreign state over acts of international terrorism and other crimes.

He warns: "It constitutes a dangerous precedent in relations between nations, and a threat to the stability of the international system, which in turn adversely affects international efforts to combat terrorism..

President Barack Obama rejected the measure on Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, arguing it undermined national security and setting up the possibility Congress may override his veto for the first time in his presidency.

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11:00 a.m.

India's foreign minister says Pakistan continues to believe terrorist attacks will allow it to obtain territory it covets in Jammu and Kashmir.

In her speech before the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, Sushma Swaraj also rebutted accusations made by Pakistan's prime minister from the same podium last week charging that India violates human rights, calling them "baseless."

Swaraj says India has a man in custody "whose confession is a living proof of Pakistan's complicity in cross-border terror. But when confronted with such evidence, Pakistan remains in denial."

She adds that Pakistan " persists in the belief that such attacks will enable it to obtain the territory it covets."