Embassy responds to declassification of the “28 Pages”
July 15, 2016
Ambassador to the United States Abdullah Al-Saud responded today to the declassification of the redacted 28 pages of the 2002 House and Senate Joint Inquiry.
In a statement following the release of the 28 pages, Ambassador Al-Saud said "“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the release of the redacted pages from the 2002 Congressional Joint Inquiry. Since 2002, the 9/11 Commission and several government agencies, including the CIA and the FBI, have investigated the contents of the ‘28 Pages’ and have confirmed that neither the Saudi government, nor senior Saudi officials, nor any person acting on behalf of the Saudi government provided any support or encouragement for these attacks.
“Saudi Arabia has long called for the release of the classified ‘28 Pages,’ We hope the release of these pages will clear up, once and for all, any lingering questions or suspicions about Saudi Arabia’s actions, intentions, or long-term friendship with the United States.
“Saudi Arabia is working closely with the United States and other allies to eradicate terrorism and destroy terrorist organizations.”