Joe Biden stressed that his administration is committed to the maximum degree of transparency within the law in this matter.
The US Department of Justice will conduct a new review of documents related to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which the US government previously classified. This is stated in a statement issued on Monday by President Joe Biden.
The US president assured that his administration is committed to “the maximum degree of transparency within the framework of the law.” In this regard, according to the American leader, he welcomes the decision of the Ministry of Justice, which “promised to conduct a fresh review of documents in respect of which the government previously used its privileges [to classify data].”
Earlier, about 1.8 thousand Americans, including relatives of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks, signed a letter to Biden. They urged him to refrain from attending commemorative events dedicated to the next anniversary of the tragedy until he declassifies the circumstances of the terrorist attacks. The authors of the appeal are convinced that these documents contain evidence of the involvement of the leaders of Saudi Arabia in the incident. In addition, the group drew attention to the fact that Biden, while still a presidential candidate, pledged to disclose as much information as possible on this subject but did not do so.