UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — US media revealed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the September 11 attacks, expressed his willingness to testify against Saudi Arabia, in exchange for not sentenced to death.
The newspaper “The Wall Street Journal” that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed opened the door to help victims of the attacks in their claim against Saudi Arabia, if the US government to the death sentence at Guantanamo.
The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks was presented last Friday in a letter sent by his lawyer to the Federal District Court in Manhattan, which examines the collective action against Riyadh by more than 800 relatives of the victims, Of the September 11 attacks.
They have sued Saudi Arabia and accused the authorities of supporting al Qaeda’s terrorist network, which is responsible for the attacks, which claimed the lives of some 3,000 people.
He revealed that the lawyer of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is now in the US naval base Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, said in his letter that his client is not currently ready to testify in this case, as the newspaper stresses.
In this context, counsel stated that in the event that “the possibility of a death sentence is not possible, there will be a broader possibility of cooperation.”
In 2016, Congress won a veto by former US President Barack Obama on a draft resolution allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. Obama later warned in a letter to legislators that the presidential veto Would have serious consequences for the Pentagon and US forces stationed abroad.
The United States has repeatedly accused Saudi Arabia of turning a blind eye to al-Qaeda’s activities and possibly having contacts with the group, and therefore being held responsible for such terrorist acts.
On the other hand, Riyadh strongly denied involvement, and also announced that it would sell its assets in the United States to prevent its arrest in the event of verdicts for US citizens who filed a case against them.
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