Washington, May 2: A secret section of the 9/11 Commission Report that reportedly details Saudi Arabian funding for the attacks contains “uncorroborated, un-vetted” information and should not be released, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has said. John Brenn, who runs the intelligence agency, voiced his support for keeping the notoriously redacted “28 pages” in the 2004 text from the public domain for fear of fuelling unfounded rumours, the Independent reported. Brenn insisted the section was “thoroughly investigated and reviewed” by the official inquiry into 9/11.
He also maintained America had a “very strong” relationship with Saudi Arabia, a country from which 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers hailed. “This chapter was kept out (of the public domain) because of concerns about sensitive methods (and) investigative actions,” he said on NBC’s Meet The Press. Brenn said the report was “a combition of things that are accurate and iccurate”.
He maintained the inquiry into 9/11 “came out with a very clear judgement that there was no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution, or Saudi officials or individuals, had provided fincial support to Al Qaeda. (IANS)