A few hours after the commemorations in connection with the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the USA on September 11, the first terrorist document was published by the FBI.
US President Joe Biden announced last week that secret documents related to the investigation into the terrorist attacks would be downgraded.
First out was a 16-page document. The heavily edited document describes an interview from 2015 with a person who applied for US citizenship and several years earlier had contact with Saudi citizens who the FBI believes provided “significant logistical support” to several of the hijackers.
The document describes the hijackers’ contact with Saudis in the United States, but contains no evidence that Saudi Arabia was complicit in the terrorist attacks.
The first publication came shortly after Biden attended memorial services in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and the publication will continue for the next six months.
The downgrade comes after pressure from relatives of some of the 2,977 people killed in al-Qaida’s terrorist attacks in 2001.
According to CNN The Saudi embassy in Washington issued a statement earlier this week. The embassy welcomes the release of the FBI documents and writes that any allegation that Saudi Arabia is complicit in the 9/11 attacks is categorically false.