On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001, Saudi Arabia said that any claims about the involvement of Riyadh in those tragic events "are categorically false."
The corresponding statement was published by the diplomatic mission of the Middle Eastern state in the United States.
"As previous investigations have shown, no evidence has been found that the government or officials of Saudi Arabia knew about the terrorist attack or were in any way involved in its planning or implementation," the embassy said in a statement.
At the same time, the diplomatic mission noted that the kingdom welcomes the publication of data from the American special services on the fatal incident.
Earlier, the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks appealed to the government to dispel their doubts that the authorities could have lied or destroyed evidence linking Saudi Arabia with radical Islamists who hijacked planes on September 11, 2001.
After that, the President of the United States Joe Biden instructed the Department of Justice to review the FBI documents on the investigation of terrorist attacks for their further declassification and publication.
The disclosure of confidential data about the tragedy of the early 2000s was one of the election promises of the current US president. In addition, in accordance with his order, the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was implemented just in time for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
He hoped that this would be a symbolic step for his country since it was the invasion of the South Asian state that was the response to the militant attack. Nevertheless, after the withdrawal of the US military forces, the radical Taliban movement completely seized Afghan territory, which caused significant damage to Biden's reputation. At the same time, the Taliban also scheduled the inauguration of their new government for September 11.