CODEPINK Applauds Release of 9/11 Documents, Pushes for Accountability for Saudi Promotion of Extremism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Alli McCracken, CODEPINK National Director, 860-575-5692, alli@codepink.org

Sam Ritchie, CODEPINK Communications Director, 347-452-0008, sam@codepink.org

 

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2016 – CODEPINK applauds the move by the House Intelligence Committee to release 28 pages of previously unreleased documents relating to their 2002 investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. CODEPINK has long called for the release of these documents and accountability for Saudi Arabia’s promotion of extremist Wahhabi ideology worldwide.

The following can be attributed to Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK co-founder and author of the forthcoming book Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.–Saudi Connection:

The 28 pages just released after 14 years reveals Saudi complicity in 9/11 attacks, including how a Saudi national with deep ties to Saudi intelligence provided the 9/11 hijackers with money for rent, co-signed their lease, and helped them find flight schools. We already know the Saudis have been spreading their extremist Wahhabi ideology for decades. What more proof do we need that the US should cut its cozy ties to the Saudi regime, including prohibiting the sale of weapons?

Medea Benjamin is available for interviews on the topic of the U.S.-Saudi relationship, Saudi Arabia’s involvement in war crimes in Yemen and the export of Wahhabist extremism worldwide that is promoted by the Saudi regime. Contact her at (415) 235-6517 to set up an interview.

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