- Last month, President Biden mentioned the Justice Department would assessment declassifying 9/11 investigation paperwork.
- One of these paperwork was launched Saturday on the 20th anniversary of the assaults.
- The investigation was on the Saudi Arabian authorities’s involvement within the assaults.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a partially redacted 16-page declassified 9/11 doc on Saturday night time.
Last month, President Joe Biden mentioned the Justice Department would assessment categorised FBI paperwork on the 9/11 investigation and the alleged position of Saudi Arabia’s authorities within the assaults.
The doc launched on Saturday was declassified on the 20th anniversary of the assault and is from 2016.
The launched doc had a number of witness testimonies and confirmed a number of connections between two of the hijackers and Saudi associates, however didn’t discover any proof that the Saudi authorities was concerned within the assaults.
It mentioned the FBI suspected Omar al-Bayoumi, a Saudi pupil in Los Angeles, of being a Saudi intelligence agent that was concerned in giving two hijackers – Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar – assist with journey, lodging, and cash.
Fifteen of the 19 males who hijacked 4 airplanes on 9/11 had been Saudi Arabian.
The Saudi authorities has repeatedly denied taking part in any position within the assaults. In a assertion on Wednesday, the Saudi Embassy mentioned it welcomed the declassification of the paperwork.
“As the administrations of the past four US presidents have attested, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has unwaveringly condemned and denounced the deplorable crimes that took place against the United States, its close ally and partner,” the assertion mentioned.
9/11 Families United mentioned the report made revelations “implicating numerous Saudi government officials, in a coordinated effort to mobilize an essential support network for the first arriving 9/11 hijackers, Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar.”
“Twenty years ago today they murdered our loved ones and inflicted immeasurable pain and suffering on our lives,” mentioned Terry Strada of 9/11 Families United, whose husband, Tom, was killed within the World Trade Center on 9/11. “Now the Saudis’ secrets are exposed and it is well past time for the Kingdom to own up to its officials’ roles in murdering thousands on American soil.”