The justice minister is due to release the declassified documents “within the next six months.”
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It was a campaign promise. As the United States prepares to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center and on the Pentagon, US President Joe Biden on Friday, September 3, signed a decree for declassification in the next six months of 9/11 investigation documents.
Minister of Justice to publish declassified documents “over the next six months”.
Families of 9/11 victims have launched a legal battle against Saudi Arabia and other states they accuse of complicity. During these proceedings, successive American governments have invoked state secrecy in order not to publish certain documents.
At the beginning of August, families of victims, survivors of the attacks and members of the rescue teams published a letter letting it know that the Democratic president would not be the one. “welcome” at the commemoration ceremony if he does not “didn’t keep his promise”. The letter calls for the publication of all documents revealing, according to the signatories, Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the attacks.