Saudi Arabia is furious about the pressure from Americans to release 28 pages of documents that apparently detail the Kingdom’s involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. They REALLY don’t want this information released.
President Obama is going to Saudi Arabia this week to meet with King Salman and other Saudi officials. It is unclear whether 9/11 will be discussed.
Here’s an excerpt from a 60 Minutes investigation:
We told you last week about the information on these documents and how bipartisan legislators are demanding they be unclassified and released prior to Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia. Well, Saudi Arabia has now issued a threat regarding this.
The Saudi Arabian government told the United States it will sell $750 billion of American assets if Congress sues the kingdom for 9/11.
The New York Times reported that Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told President Barack Obama personally when he traveled to Washington, D.C., last month that the kingdom will “sell up to $750 billion in treasury securities and other assets in the United States before they could be in danger of being frozen by American courts.”
The Obama administration asked Congress not to pass the bill “that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks.”
Economists do not believe the Saudis will sell the assets, but it is a sign that the relationship between the countries remains troubled.
Obama’s administration also believes the bill will “put americans at legal risk overseas.” However, that action has led to backlash from survivors and families of 9/11 victims.
This has serious implications on our national security as Saudi Arabia is an important ally. But, if they were involved in 9/11, are they really allies? This threat actually makes me want these 28 pages released even more. They are clearly afraid of the public finding out whatever is said in that report!
The video below how families are pressuring Obama to release the report.
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