Saturday’s release by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of recently classified documents related to the investigation of the 9/11 attacks and suspicions of Saudi government support for the hijackers was a result.
The 16 pages documentThis is the first release of its kind, following President Biden’s executive order last week.
In the heavily edited documents, the FBI said they interviewed a man in 2015 who had frequent contact with Saudi nationals in the US who helped the first hijackers arrive in the country — Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar — before the attacks.
On the 20th anniversary, the document was released. It stated that hijackers had contact in Saudi Arabia with US associates, but did not conclude that high-ranking Saudi officials were complicit in the attacks.
According to Associated PressSaudi Arabia provided 15 of the 19 hijackers.
According to the AP, the Saudi government denies any involvement in the attacks on 9/11.