Washington, Sep 4 (AP) US President Joe Biden has ordered the declassification of certain documents related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The government’s decision will be helpful to the families of the victims who have been demanding long-standing records regarding their allegations against the government of Saudi Arabia. The order came just a week before the September 11 terrorist attack completed 20 years and the families of the victims and the families of the victims have been demanding the declassification of these documents for years.
The order came just a week before the September 11 terror attack completed 20 years and there was a tussle between the families of the victims and the government for years over the demand to make these documents public.
Biden on Friday directed the documents to be removed from the confidential list and promised that his administration would “continue to respectfully engage with members of this community.”
The government order said that this tragic incident that happened two decades ago is still fresh in American history and in the memory of Americans. So it is an effort to ensure that transparency is further enhanced. The order directed the Justice Department and other executive branch agencies to begin a review of the removal of certain records from the confidential list and require that the declassified documents be released within the next six months.
A long-pending trial in federal court in New York urges the Saudi government and its officials to hold them accountable, accusing them of providing aid to plane hijackers before the incident.
AP Surbhi Gola