2003 video shows then-Saudi FM asking to declassify 28 pages of 911 report



Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal delivers a statement to reporters following his meeting with former President Bush Tuesday, July 29, 2003 in Washington. (AP)

For years in the wake of the September 11 attacks, 28 classified pages from a US government inquiry have proven to be a bone of contention.

Many claimed that the unreleased documents contained links between Saudi officials and hijackers colluding to hatch the terror plot, which left over 3,000 people killed. Others believed that the kingdom did not want the documents to see the light of day.

On Friday, the US congress released the 28 pages, after years of wrangling in Washington between Congress and different administrations, Republicans and Democrats, and urging by families of the victims.

After reviewing the 28 pages, US intelligence officials say the documents show no evidence of Saudi complicity, the White House confirmed on the same day.

But for Riyadh…

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