US to make public name of Saudi official linked to 9/11 attacks

THE US Justice Department yesterday said it will unmask the long-protected name of a Saudi official who allegedly had ties to the al-Qaeda perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Responding to years of pressure from the families of victims, the FBI and DoJ have decided to declassify the name of the Saudi official “in light of the extraordinary circumstances of this particular case”.