FBI declassifies suspect in 9/11 attacks
The Bureau agreed to disclose the name of the terrorist after many years of pleads by relatives of the deceased and only because of the “exceptional nature of the case.”
The FBI declassified the name of a man suspected of involvement in the September 11 attacks. According to The Wall Street Journal, personal data of a Saudi citizen were transferred to lawyers of the victims’ families.
Journalists report that the name was mentioned in 2012 secret report. For many years, relatives of those killed in the twin towers demanded that the White House disclose this information in order for them to prepare lawsuits against Saudi Arabia. Citing the “exceptional nature of the case,” the FBI agreed to take this step.
The Bureau noted that the suspect’s involvement in the crime has not yet been proven.
At the same time, one of the attorneys for the victims’ families, Jim Kreindler, said that the declassified name “was not unexpected.”
Earlier, it was reported that the main defendant in the 9/11 attacks case made a deal with the investigation. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confirmed that he was ready to assist in a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia. In exchange, he demands to give up the plans to seek death penalty for him in the United States.
On September 11, 2001, two airliners rammed the World Trade Center towers in New York; another plane crashed into the Pentagon, and the fourth place crashed near Shanksville in Pennsylvania. As a result of the largest terrorist attack in the world, 2,976 people died, and more than 4 thousand were injured.