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    Riyadh Refused to Help US Find 9/11 Plotter Before Attack - Report

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    Riyadh refused to cooperate with the US government to locate an individual inside Saudi Arabia with links to 9/11 plotter Abu Zubaydah months before the terrorist attack, according to 28 declassified pages of a 2002 joint congressional inquiry released on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Riyadh refused to cooperate with the US government to locate an individual inside Saudi Arabia with links to 9/11 plotter Abu Zubaydah months before the terrorist attack, according to 28 declassified pages of a 2002 joint congressional inquiry released on Friday.

    "In May 2001, the US Government became aware that an individual in Saudi Arabia was in contact with Abu Zubaydah and was most likely aware of an upcoming al-Qaeda operation," the report stated, citing an unidentified high-level US official. "The US government pressured the Saudi government to locate him."

    The Saudi government demanded additional information that US officials refused to provide because they believed would reveal confidential sources, according to the report.

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