CIA Chief: ‘No Evidence’ of Saudi Backing of 9/11 Attacks

cia{VOA NEWS / WASHINGTON— U.S. intelligence chief John Brennan says there is “no evidence” indicating that Saudi Arabia gave backing to al-Qaida for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Speculation that the Saudis were involved has some in Congress demanding that 28 pages of a congressional probe into 9/11 be released. Those 28 pages focus on Saudi Arabia and its alleged involvement.

Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told NBC television’s Meet the Press Sunday that the information on those pages “was not corroborated, not vetted, and not deemed to be accurate.”

He said the congressional panels “came out with a very clear judgment that there was no evidence indicating that the Saudi government as an institution, or Saudi officials individually, had provided financial support to al-Qaida.”

Brennan said those 28 pages were withheld from the public because of the sensitive sources used in the investigation. READ MORE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.