FBI Unveils Memo on Alleged Saudi Involvement in 9/11 Attack

By Rich Miller

 Families of victims have pressed U.S. to declassify more

 Saudi Arabia has long denied any role in the terrorist strike

A man stands in the rubble of the first World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.
A man stands in the rubble of the first World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Photographer: Doug Kanter/AFP/Getty Images

The Federal Bureau of Investigation declassified a secret internal memo on its investigation into allegations that Saudi Arabia’s government provided assistance to the terrorists that carried out the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S.  

The 16-page, partially redacted memo doesn’t draw any conclusion on the allegations, though it details links and contacts between the terrorists and Saudi nationals living in the U.S. at the time, including one of the country’s diplomats. The memo relates to contacts in the U.S. by Saudi-born Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar, who were among the hijackers that crashed a passenger jet into the Pentagon.