If a new bill is passed, the US will take legal action against Saudi Arabia’s government for the involvement in 9/11 terror attacks.
It seems that Congress might approve The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). The bill is supported by 16 U.S. Senators. If this bill is passed, the Saudi Arabian government will no longer use sovereign immunity as protection from the civil action by survivors and victims’ families.
However, the Saudi government denies any involvement in the 9/11 attack. Prince Bandar bin Sultan stated that his country would never provide any kind of support to Al Qaeda, because the terrorist group is also trying to destroy Saudi Arabia.
The 9/11 Commission has never found any evidence that the Saudi government financially supported terrorist group.
Still, many documents concerning 9/11 are classified and the Commission’s investigation was limited, so the involvement of Saudi Arabia cannot be ruled out.
Based on affidavits from people involved in 9/11 investigations, it is being said that 9/11 Commission never dismissed the involvement of individuals either within or with ties to the Saudi government.
The main Saudis’ argument was the fact that they cannot be sued due to FISA, but this bill can change that.
According to former Sen. Bob Graham, there is a 28-page document, which openly implicates the kingdom. This document was entirely redacted by President George W. Bush’s administration on national security grounds.
He stated in his affidavit that there are direct connections between the terrorists who conducted the attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia. He stated that the Saudi government agent living in the United States, Omar al Bayoumi directly helped hijackers Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar.
Saudi Arabia’s lawyers consider such claims pure allegations.