According to Minister Al-Jubeir, "For 13 years, people like (former) Senator Bob Graham from Florida have said that the 28 pages have damning evidence regarding Saudi Arabia's complicity in 9/11. Meanwhile the report says we don't know if the links are valid. We cannot investigate these things. We can't come to conclusions." Minister Al-Jubeir further said, "And when the appropriate agencies, the 9/11 Commission and the FBI and CIA investigated those leads and came out with their conclusions they said that 'there's no there there.' Yet, these people continued to mislead the public for 13 years."
In 2004, the 9/11 Commission concluded, "We have found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization [Al-Qaeda]." In 2005, the CIA investigation that looked into the content of the '28 pages,' clearly stated: "There is no evidence that the Saudi government or members of the Saudi royal family knowingly provided support for the attacks of 11 September 2001 or that they had foreknowledge of terrorist operations in the Kingdom or elsewhere."
Earlier, Minister Al-Jubeir said, "It is time to close this chapter and move on to strengthen efforts to defeat the terrorists who are threating your people and ours."
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SOURCE Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Information Office