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Families of Sept 11th terror attacks demand President release classified docs possibly proving Saudi government involvement

April 19, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Families of Sept 11th terror attacks demand President release classified docs possibly proving Saudi government involvement

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The families of the victims of 9/11 are demanding President Obama declassify 28 pages of sealed documents, which could implicate the Saudi government in the deadliest terror attacks ever committed on U.S. soil.

The victims’families made the demands in a letter to President Obama on Monday, hours before his scheduled trip to Saudi Arabia.

His administration recently indicated a decision on whether to declassify 28 pages of the 9/11 Joint Inquiry Report would soon be made.

In the letter, the families say there is “no excuse for refusing to reveal the truth, whatever it may be, regarding the events of Sept 11th, 2001, to make sure those responsible for the worst terrorist assault in history is held to account.”

Obama will depart for the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Tuesday, for scheduled talks with King Salman.

According to multiple reports, the Saudi royal government has warned the U.S. government, specifically the Obama administration and leaders on Capitol Hill that it will sell billions of dollars in U.S. financial assets if legislation is passed holding Saudi Arabia legally responsible for any role in the Sept.11, 2001 attacks.

The New York Times reported that since last month, which is when Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir expressed his country’s position to lawmakers in Washington, the administration has worked to stop Congress from passing a bipartisan Senate bill that would hold the Saudi Royal Kingdom responsible.

In their letter to the President, the families said:

“We were pleased to hear news reports, uncertain and conflicting as we may find them, that you are now reconsidering declassification of sections of the 9/11 Joint Inquiry report that address possible involvement in the attack by persons and institutions for which the Saudi government has responsibility.

“The disclosure, of course, must extend beyond the so-called ’28 pages’ redacted in the public version of the report and must encompass all information bearing on the subject of the possible involvement of the Saudi government in the attacks.“

In an interview with Fox News last week, former Florida Democratic Sen. Bob Graham said the White House told him a decision within 60 days on whether to declassify the documents.

Graham led a 2002 congressional probe into the 9/11 attacks. Graham says he believed the hijackers received material support from rich families and even the Saudi Arabia government.

Both the Bush and Obama administrations have refused to release the documents, arguing their release would jeopardize national security for reasons not made clear.

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