WASHINGTON, DC – The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia issued the following statement in response to the 60 Minutes report that aired on April 10.
The CBS 60 Minutes program was a compilation of myths and erroneous charges that have been thoroughly addressed not just by the Saudi government but also by the 9-11 Commission and the U.S. courts.
The 9-11 Commission long ago put to rest these false accusations, which have caused fear of and cast doubt over Saudi Arabia. The 9-11 Commission confirmed that there is no evidence that the government of Saudi Arabia supported or funded Al-Qaeda.
The report stands in contrast to the insinuations of the infamous report of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, with its 28 redacted pages, which aimed at perpetuating these myths instead of investigating them seriously.
The 9-11 Commission stated in its report “…we have found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization.”
Further, on three occasions—2015, 2008 and 2006—lawsuits against the Kingdom were dismissed by two separate judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals. The court findings were based on the sheer absence of any substantive claims against Saudi Arabia, plain and simple.