Secret documents about September 11 are starting to be released

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Published 12 September 2021 at 19.21

Abroad. The FBI has released the first of a series of previously classified documents relating to the 9/11 attacks on the United States in 2001. The documents are believed to show that the Saudi government supported the terrorists who carried out the act, writes CNN.

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A growing body of evidence suggests that Saudi Arabia – a close ally of the United States – officially supported and funded the terrorist attack in New York on September 11, 2001, writes The Intercept.

Of the 19 al-Qaeda terrorists who hijacked the planes were 15 Saudi nationals. But instead, the Bush administration, strongly influenced by so-called neoconservatives, chose to launch long-running wars against Afghanistan and Iraq.

The CIA produced false evidence that Iraq had “weapons of mass destruction” to justify the invasion. It also lied that the country's leader Saddam Hussein was supporting al-Qaeda. who financed the act.

The first document, which came out last night, contains, among other things, a summary of an interview that the FBI held in 2015 with a man who had contact with the Saudis in the USA who helped the aircraft makers into the country. before the attacks. However, the document is heavily censored and almost all names have been crossed out.

Omar al-Bayoumi, who lived as an alleged “student” in the United States, is believed to have been a Saudi spy who helped the terrorists with “travel, housing and financing. “.

An employee at the Saudi consulate is also pointed out for helping the terrorists carry out the act.

A group of survivors and relatives after the 9/11 attacks write in a statement that the new the report erases “any doubts about Saudi Arabia's involvement in the attacks”, reports CNN.