The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has ordered this Friday that the possible declassification of FBI research documents on the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States is reviewed.
Biden signed an executive order that orders the Department of Justice and other government agencies review the documents with the aim of the US Attorney General Prosecutor, Merrick Garland, publishes them over the next six months, the White House said in a statement .
The announcement reaches a few days after the 20 years of these orchestrated attacks by the terrorist organization Al Qaeda and where about 3,000 people were killed.
"When I postulated the presidency, I committed myself to guaranteeing transparency about the declassification of documents related to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States. As we approach the twentieth anniversary of that tragic day, I am fulfilling that commitment" He said Biden in a statement.
At the beginning of August, hundreds of survivors and relatives of the victims of the attacks asked Biden not to attend the events of commemoration of attacks unless his government published new archives on what happened, especially about Saudi Arabia played some role In attacks.
However, several congressmen and victim associations for years have asked for years more transparency regarding US documents about attacks, which have refused to decline all country presidents until now.
The White House has not clarified what the impact of the Executive Order was signed this Friday and, therefore, it is not known if that action will be able to satisfy the requests of the survivors and relatives of the victims.
Shortly after that group made its discomfort in early August, the Department of Justice promised that it would carry out a new revision of the documents related to the attacks.
The White House has not yet announced what events the ruler will come to commemorate the attacks of September 11.
"My heart continues to be with the families of September 11 who are suffering and my administration will continue to work respectfully with the members of that community," said this Friday biden in his press release.
The president also thanked them to make their voices heard themselves to draw "a forward path".Updated Date: 04 September 2021, 09:50