Bin Salman Flies Into New York City as 9/11 Families Push Case Against Saudi Arabia, by Middle East Eye

The world’s leading Middle Eastern exporter of terrorism is Saudi Arabia, not Iran, although you’ll never hear that from anyone in the government or mainstream media. From Middle East Eye at

The two-week long visit by Mohammed bin Salman to the US is at risk of being overshadowed by an ongoing legal battle being waged by the families of hundreds of people killed in the 9/11 attacks, two legal sources have told Middle East Eye.

Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked airplanes crashed into New York’s World Trade Centre, the Pentagon building and a Pennsylvania field in September 2001, and lawyers for the families of the victims are optimistic that the latest phase of their long-running legal battle will coincide with the visit of the powerful Saudi crown prince to the US.

The lawyers launched a string of compensation claims against Saudi Arabia in 2016, alleging Riyadh channelled money through charities to al-Qaeda to support the attacks.

They expect the ongoing court battle to move forward in the next few weeks, refocusing attention on the 9/11 families’ search for justice as the US relationship with Saudi Arabia is in the media spotlight.

Saudi Arabia also stands accused of supporting the attack through its alleged funding of al-Qaeda training camps and its support for the group, including weapons, funding and logistical support.

The cases seek to take advantage of “Jasta”, a 2016 law which provides an exemption to the legal principle of sovereign immunity so families can take the Saudi and other governments to court.

The families point to the fact that majority of hijackers were Saudi citizens, and claim that Saudi officials and institutions “aided and abetted” the attackers in the years leading up to the 9/11 attacks, court documents say.

Earlier this year, lawyers for the families also presented sworn statements from two former FBI officials and Bob Graham, the former chairman of the powerful Senate select committee on intelligence, in which they link Saudi officials to two of the 9/11 hijackers.

To continue reading: Bin Salman Flies Into New York City as 9/11 Families Push Case Against Saudi Arabia


One response to “Bin Salman Flies Into New York City as 9/11 Families Push Case Against Saudi Arabia, by Middle East Eye

  1. I have little use for the Saudis, but to say that they are the center of terror rather than Tehran is to parade gross ignorance.


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