FBI mistakenly reveals Saudi diplomat suspected of aiding 9/11 terrorists


FBI legal professionals by chance revealed the id of a Saudi diplomat who brokers have suspected helped ship essential help to the Al-Qaeda terrorists who carried out the Sept. 11, 2001 assaults, in response to a report.

The disclosure got here in court docket paperwork filed in April, however have been unsealed late final week in a lawsuit introduced by households of 9/11 victims accusing the Saudi authorities of aiding the assaults, Yahoo Information reported.

The Saudi official, Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah, had his identify blocked out in all however one look within the doc, with the FBI admitting to Yahoo it was a mistake.

Jarrah was a Saudi Overseas Ministry official assigned to the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., in 1999 and 2000.

The energy of the proof towards al-Jarrah shouldn’t be recognized, although some investigators imagine he instructed others to assist the terrorists cool down in the USA after they flew into Los Angeles in 2000, Yahoo reported.

The federal authorities’s official stance is predicated on the 2004 report on findings from the 9/11 Fee, which said it “discovered no proof that the Saudi authorities as an establishment or senior Saudi officers individually funded the group.”

The report discovered Saudi Arabia to be a main funding supply for al Qaeda, with the extremist group raking in funds from “rich people and corrupt charities” but it surely couldn’t draw a connection to the Saudi authorities.

Saudi officers have additionally steadfastly denied aiding within the assaults. However a spokesman for the plaintiffs within the go well with believes the screw-up is a significant revelation.

“This reveals there’s a full authorities cover-up of the Saudi involvement,” stated Brett Eagleson, a spokesman for the 9/11 households advised Yahoo. “It demonstrates there was a hierarchy of command that’s coming from the Saudi Embassy to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs [in Los Angeles] to the hijackers.”


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