12 Sept 2021
Declassified FBI 9/11 Documents Released on Biden’s Order
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Documents related to the September 11 attacks and alleged Saudi support for the hijackers have been released by the FBI. The 16-page document which has been redacted reveals contacts between the alleged Saudi associates and the hijackers. However, there is no evidence which points towards to Saudi Governments involvement in the plot.
The release of the documents were made on orders by the president, after victims’ relatives asked Biden to skip the memorial events if the documents are not declassified.
The government of Saudi Arabia has issued multiple statements to ensure the public they had no role in the 9/11 attacks. Saudi officials have always supported transparency regarding the events of the attack and are open to declassification on all documents by the U.S Government.
The embassy stated, “As past investigations have revealed, including the 9/11 Commission and the release of the so-called 28 pages, no evidence has ever emerged to indicate that the Saudi government or its officials had previous knowledge of the terrorist attack or were in any way involved.”
The Commission has found no evidence that can link Saudi Arabia’s officials to the funding of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. However, 15 out of the 18 hijackers were from the country. This leaves room for the possibility of individual Saudi’s who may have supported the group.
Relatives and families of the victims of the attack, insurers and other businesses have sued the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to seek damages for billions of dollars.