The FBI accidentally revealed the identity of a Saudi embassy official suspected of involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks. This was reported to Yahoo News on May 13.
His name appeared in the 2012 FBI report. The document is based on the employee of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Islamic Affairs and the imam of the Los Angeles mosque, Fahad al-Tumayri. The report also mentions Omar al-Bayumi, suspected of organizing the September 11 attacks in the United States, and an unnamed “third person.
The name came to light after the FBI submitted the file to a federal court in April 2020. According to Yahoo News, the case concerns Saudi Foreign Ministry official Mussade Ahmed al-Jarrah. He worked at the embassy in Washington in 1999-2000, after which he worked in diplomatic missions in Malaysia and Morocco.
Brett Eagleson, a spokesman for the 9/11 victims’ association, said the FBI was trying to “hide Saudi Arabia’s involvement” in this way. Saudi authorities have denied any connection to the organizers of the attack.
In September 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a court document, that the lawyers of the relatives of the victims were given the name of a Saudi official, but were not made public.
On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists of the terrorist group “Al-Qaeda” seized four passenger planes as hostages. Two of them were sent by militants to the towers of the World Trade Center in New York and a third to the Pentagon building in Washington. The fourth plane also flew towards the American capital, but crashed near the city of Schenksville.
In addition to members of the terrorist group, the attacks killed 2,977 people, including women and children.