(WASHINGTON, DC) - The following statement was issued by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia:
There is no evidence to support Zacarias Moussaoui's claim. The September 11 attack has been the most intensely investigated crime in history and the findings show no involvement by the Saudi government or Saudi officials. As confirmed by the 9/11 Commission, there is "no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization [Al-Qaeda]."
Moussaoui is a deranged criminal whose own lawyers presented evidence that he was mentally incompetent. His words have no credibility.
His goal in making these statements only serves to get attention for himself and try to do what he could not do through acts of terrorism - to undermine Saudi-U.S. relations.