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    In this Sept. 11, 2001, file photo, the twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York.

    Washington Finds No Evidence of Riyadh's Involvement in 9/11 Tragedy

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    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States found no evidence of the Saudi government's involvement in the 9/11 tragedy.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The report produced by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States shows no evidence that the government of Saudi Arabia was deliberately involved in September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.

    "This is the conclusion of 9/11 commission…their report indicates that there is no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or that senior Saudi government officials knowingly supported the 9/11 plotters," Earnest stated in a press briefing.

    US media has previously reported that the official support by the Saudi government for the September 11 terrorists is allegedly detailed in 28 classified pages of the 2002 US joint congressional inquiry report into the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks.

    On April 15, three US congressmen, namely Walter Jones, Stephen Lynch and Thomas Massie, signed an address to President Barack Obama urging him to make the classified documents public. The lawmakers said they have read the classified papers which, in their opinion, will not threaten US security if declassified.

    Saudi Arabia’s alleged support for the terrorists has come into the spotlight amid discussions surrounding a draft bill allowing families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to sue Riyadh.

    In March, Saudi Arabia threatened to sell approximately $750 billion worth of American assets if the US Congress passes the legislation, which is yet to be sent to the Senate.


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