No Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks
The fact that 15 of the 19 militants who attacked on 9/11 were Saudi nationals and the '28 pages' release suggests that the Saudi Arabian government officials were involved in the attack too. But the White House has said that there has been no official Saudi role. Even though the report concludes no link, relations between the US and Saudi Arabia might get strained.
Militant attack in the US
19 militants hijacked four planes and carried out suicide attacks in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. Two planes were flown to World Trade Center in New York, third at Pentagon in Washington DC and fourth was crashed in Pennsylvania. More than 3000 people were killed, leaving several injured. The militants were associated with Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda.
The 9/11 Commission Report
A report by The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon United States was prepared on the 9/11 attacks. It was released in 2004. But some part of it was kept secret citing its controversial content.
'28 pages' declassified by US government
Obama government has released the '28 pages', classified documents from the Congressional report. The report was completed by an independent panel set up after a year of the attacks. The family members of 9/11 victims have long demanded the release of report. The so-called 28 pages suggest that Saudi Royal family was involved in the 9/11 attacks and had connection with the Al-Qaeda.
The '28 pages' alleges Saudi Arabian ties
The document suggests that few of the hijackers, when in US, were in contact with the Saudi government. Reportedly, they also received funds and classified information from Saudi Arabia government. A suspected Saudi Arabian intelligence operative had allegedly given substantial assistance to two hijackers. Suggestions that Osama-bin-Laden's half brother reportedly worked at the Saudi embassy in Washington were also brought up by the intelligence.
Report welcomed by Saudi government
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US has welcomed the report and confirmed, "neither the Saudi government, nor senior Saudi officials, nor any person acting on behalf of the Saudi government provided any support or encouragement for these attacks"