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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:19 PM

CIA chief expects release of 9/11 documents to clear Saudi Arabia


DUBAI (Reuters) - CIA chief John Brennan said on Sunday he expects 28 classified pages of a U.S. congressional report into the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States to be published, absolving Saudi Arabia of any responsibility.

"I think the 28 pages will be published and I support their publication and everyone will see the evidence that the Saudi government had nothing to do with it," Brennan said in an interview with Saudi-owned Arabiya TV. His comments were dubbed into Arabic.

The withheld section of the 2002 report is central to a dispute over whether Americans should be able to sue the Saudi government, a key U.S. ally, for damages.


Saudi Arabia denies providing any support for the 19 hijackers - most of whom were Saudi citizens - who killed nearly 3,000 people in the Sept. 11 attacks. Riyadh strongly objects to the bill.

It has said it might sell up to $750 billion in U.S. securities and other American assets if it became law.


Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham, who co-chaired the congressional inquiry into the attacks, said in April that the White House will likely make a decision by June on whether it would release the classified pages.

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:37 PM

1. Yeah, sure...

That's why the mere mention of releasing the pages caused the Saudis to go apeshit.

Unless Brennon is referring to a new 28 pages written by the CIA since the original 28 pages were redacted by Bush?

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