US considers making public some classified information about the 9/11 attacks

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(VOVWORLD) - The Biden administration, under pressure from families of victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, said Monday that it intends to disclose some long-classified documents that the families think might show connections between Saudi Arabia and the hijackers who carried out the attacks.

The FBI will review its prior assertions of privilege and identify information appropriate for disclosure, the Justice Department said in a letter to the two federal judges in Manhattan overseeing the case. The FBI said they will disclose such information on a rolling basis as expeditiously as possible.

The FBI's commitment is part of a legal battle launched by families of the 9/11 victims against Saudi Arabia and other countries it believes were accomplices.

Previous US administrations have asserted national security reasons for not releasing certain documents related to the attack. President Biden, however, said Monday that he welcomes a review of those documents.