President Joe Biden orders declassification of some 9/11 documents
Washington: US President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order directing his government to review and release some documents related to the FBI's investigation into the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks.
The move on Friday comes days before the 20th anniversary of the al-Qaeda attacks and a month after 9/11 survivors, first responders and family members of the nearly 3,000 victims wrote a sternly worded letter to the president.
They accused the US of deliberately keeping the documents – which they say prove that Saudi government officials aided the al-Qaeda attackers – under wraps, reported Al Jazeera.
The executive order directed the Justice Department and other federal agencies to review documents and release declassified information over the next six months.