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Saudi Arabia asks to be dropped from 9/11 lawsuit | Middle East Eye

6.8.15

Saudi Arabia asks to be dropped from 9/11 lawsuit | Middle East Eye: In December 2013 Saudi Arabia was reinstated as a defendant in the case, after having been removed some nine years earlier by a judge who said the kingdom was protected from prosecution by sovereign immunity.

Kellogg argued that the 9/11 victims had failed to provide “admissible, concrete, competent evidence” that Saudi Arabia played a role in the 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

He added that there was no evidence Riyadh knew in advance of the attacks.

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers who carried out the attacks were citizens of Saudi Arabia.

Sean Carter, a lawyer for the 9/11 families, said the judge must consider whether Riyadh provided “operational assistance” to the hijackers.


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