Explosive new evidence has been released that directly connects the Saudi Arabia government to the 9/11 terror attacks, on the day that President Barack Obama arrived in Riyadh for an awkward meeting with the Saudi regime.
The flight certificate belonging to Al-Qaeda bomb maker Ghassan Al-Sharbi has been discovered secretly hidden away in an envelope inside the Saudi embassy in Washington. The document, discovered by the FBI, offers compelling evidence that Saudi Arabia were involved in the orchestration of the attacks on September 11, 2001.
They were only brought to the public’s attention when an activist discovered them and wrote about them on his website earlier this week.
The release has fueled concerns the Saudi government may have been linked to the coordinated attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people and come at a particularly sensitive time.
President Obama has just arrived in the country amid mounting pressure to declassify a 28-page section of a Congressional report which many believe will point to Saudi involvement in the 9/11 plane hijackings.
Activist Brian McGlinchey claimed the details of the flight certificate would lead to people questioning the extent government individuals were involved, according to The Times.
He said: ‘The envelope points to the fundamental question hanging over us today: to what extent was the 9/11 plot facilitated by individuals at the highest levels of the Saudi government?’
The claims are highly significant as President Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia this morning so he could meet with officials.
The talks come at a critical time in the U.S.-Saudi relationship, with 9/11 victims’ families again pushing Congress for the right to sue Saudi Arabia over the death of their loved ones.
Previous court decisions have ruled that there is insufficient evidence to find Saudi Arabia culpable in the terror attacks, which is why they are now calling for the release of 28 classified pages from the 9/11 congressional report which is believed to show a stronger connection to Saudi funding of the attacks.
This has put Obama in a difficult position, with 9/11 families accusing him of siding with the Kingdom and Saudi officials threatening to sell hundreds of billions of dollars of American assets if Congress passes a bill that would allow the government to be sued over the attacks.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said his country would sell up to $750 billion in US treasury securities and other assets before the bill puts them in jeopardy.
The administration has tried to stop Congress from passing the legislation, a bipartisan Senate bill. Earlier this week, Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary indicated that President Obama would veto any such legislation.