CIA chief says secret 9/11 report not proof of Saudi complicity

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CIA chief John Brennan mentioned Saturday that secret findings of a 2002 congressional investigation into the 9/11 assaults shouldn’t be taken as proof of official Saudi complicity.

A call is anticipated quickly on whether or not to launch the categorised 28-page part of the report by the Home and Senate intelligence committees.

Former senator Bob Graham, who headed the Senate intelligence committee on the time, has alleged that Saudi officers supplied help to the 9/11 hijackers and has mentioned the 28 pages needs to be made public.

“These 28 pages, I imagine they will come out, I feel it’s good that they arrive out.

However folks shouldn’t take them as proof of Saudi complicity within the assaults,” Brennan mentioned in an interview with Al Arabiya, a Saudi-owned tv information channel.

He famous that the report was produced only a 12 months after Al-Qaeda hijackers flew airliners into the World Commerce Middle, the Pentagon and a discipline in Pennsylvania, killing practically 3,000 folks.

It “was a really preliminary assessment, making an attempt to tug collectively bits and items of knowledge, reporting about who was chargeable for 9/11,” Brennan mentioned in a clip of the interview posted on the station’s web site.

“Subsequently the 9/11 fee regarded very totally at these allegations of Saudi involvement, Saudi authorities involvement and their discovering, their conclusion was that there was no proof to point that the

Saudi authorities as an establishment or Saudi senior officers individually had supported the 9/11 assaults,” he mentioned.

The 9/11 Fee, which was arrange by then-president George W. Bush, offered its report in 2004.

Brennan added that over the previous 15 years the Saudis “have grow to be amongst our greatest counterterrorism companions,” in keeping with an account of the interview on Al-Arabiya’s web site.

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