Fresh evidence indicates alleged Saudi Arabia connection in 9/11 attack
Evidence that was submitted in the 9/11 lawsuit reportedly reveals that the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington may have funded a "dry run" for the 9/11 attacks. It has been alleged time and again that Saudi Arabian agents may have assisted and directed the 9/11 plotters and hijackers. What does this evidence indicate and how was the "dry run" conducted? We explain.
What were the 9/11 attacks?
On September 11, 2001, al Qaeda militants hijacked four airplanes of which two were flown into the twin towers of World Trade Centre in New York City. A third plane hit the Pentagon. About 3,000 people were killed and 6,000 injured in those attacks.
What does the evidence indicate?
The evidence suggests that the Saudi Embassy may have paid for two Saudis to fly from Phoenix to Washington in a rehearsal of sorts for the 9/11 attacks. Further, details also suggest that this type of "financial and operational support" was present from the earliest stages of planning. CBI documents state that Mohammed al-Qudhaeein and Hamdan al-Shalawi were allegedly Saudi agents in the US.
How was the dry run conducted?
Qudhaeein and Shalawi, "dry run" participants, were allegedly trained in Afghanistan's al Qaeda camps and were in contact with a senior al Qaeda leader. During the America West flight to Washington in November 1999, they attempted to enter the cockpit and asked the flight attendants technical questions to understand flight-desk security. This behavior made the pilots wary, and they made an emergency landing in Ohio.
Meanwhile, at Riyadh Summit, Trump has been blaming Iran
Interestingly, during the Riyadh Summit, US President Donald Trump blamed Iran for funding arms and training terrorists while supporting Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime. Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Khonsari, retorted by saying that instead the President should have discussed ways of preventing another 9/11 by Saudi Arabia. It will be interesting to see how this new evidence affects Saudi and US relations.