Lawyers for the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001 claim to have new evidence that agents of Saudi Arabia helped “directly and knowingly” perpetrators, including sworn testimony of so-called twentieth hijacker and three government officials US participated in two major investigations into attacks.
The Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington said Wednesday in a statement that Zacarias Moussaoui’s claims are a “deranged Saudi Arabia accused of having ties to 9/11 criminal” and there is no evidence to support them. He added that Saudi Arabia had nothing to do with the attacks.
The lawyers filed papers in federal court in Manhattan to reinforce accusations that Saudi Arabia supported Al Qaeda and its then leader, Osama bin Laden before the attacks. The representatives of the victims have always claimed that “the Saudi government directly and knowingly assisted the hijackers of September 11,” but now say that the facts and the evidence supporting the charge and convincing.
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Said an “expansive volume” of new evidence, including reports from US intelligence and foreign, government reports and testimonies from members of al-Qaida- support the demands of those calling for billions of dollars of countries, companies and organizations They helped al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.
What base their accusation?
Said the evidence, which may be released soon, including a congressional report detailing evidence of Saudi involvement in 9/11 and almost 80,000 pages of material related to an FBI investigation of Saudis who supported the 11Sep hijackers in Florida.
They also cited its own investigation, which includes an interview with Moussaoui in maximum security prison in Florence, Colorado.
Moussaoui repeated some statements made previously, including a plot formulated in the 1990s by Al Qaeda to shoot down the presidential plane and assassinate President Bill Clinton was assisted by a senior official of the Saudi embassy, along with accusations that were treated direct from senior Saudi officials and bin Laden.
The lawyers also note that their argument is supported by sworn testimony to the 9/11 commissioners John Lehman and Bob Kerrey and Bob Graham, co-chair of the Congressional Research Board of September 11th. Graham says he believes “there was a direct line” between some of the September 11 terrorists and the government of Saudi Arabia, while Lehman, former Secretary of the Navy, said the close historical ties between the ruling clerics in the Arab kingdom and Al Qaeda , highlighted lawyers.
In a statement via the Internet, the Saudi embassy said that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were the “most intensely investigated crime in history, and the findings do not show that has engaged the Saudi government or its officials.”
Regarding Moussaoui, the statement said: “Your words have no credibility your goal with these statements is receiving attention and try to achieve what they could do with terrorist acts. Weaken relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States.”