No Saudi link with 9/11 terror attacks says ’28 page’ report

US Congress has released the classified 28 pages of its report on 9/11 terror attacks. The secret report had for years given rise to speculations that whether the Saudi government had any role in the terror attacks  that killed 3000 people.
According to the declassified report the  inquiry had not found anything to link Saudi authorities to the  terror attacks.
But the report says the attackers might have got financial help from those who were residing in Saudi Arabia.
“While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government” says the Congressional report.
The panel completed its inquiry on the terror attacks in 2002, but withheld  28 pages of the report for 13 years. This raised the speculation about the content of the report.
The relatives  of the victims  of the terror attacks have been campaigning for the release of  the 28 pages. They alleged that the report is withheld to please Saudi Arabia, an ally of the US.
Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers who flew the plane into World Trade Centre and Pentagon were Saudi nationals.
Welcoming the decision to release the 28 pages Saudi Ambassador to US, Abdullah  Al Saud said  that the released report confirms  “neither the Saudi government, nor senior Saudi officials, nor any person acting on behalf of the Saudi government provided any support or encouragement for these attacks.
“We hope the release of these pages will clear up, once and for all, any lingering questions or suspicions about Saudi Arabia’s actions, intentions, or long-term friendship with the United States.” He said in a statement.
But the report quoting FBI officers blamed Saudi did not cooperate in inquiries related to terrorism.
“A number of FBI agents and CIA officers complained to the Joint Inquiry about a lack of Saudi cooperation in terrorism investigations both before and after the September 11 attacks,” citing one New York FBI agent who said “the Saudis have been useless and obstructionist for years”.



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