KSA blasts Sen. Graham for anti-Saudi campaign

Former Florida Senator Bob Graham. (AFP)
Updated 02 September 2016
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KSA blasts Sen. Graham for anti-Saudi campaign

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has again rejected conspiracy theories that try to implicate the Kingdom in 9/11 attacks in the US.
Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said: "For 13 years … people like (former) Sen. Bob Graham from Florida, who led this inquiry, have said that the 28 pages have damning evidence regarding Saudi Arabia’s ‘complicity’ in 9/11… the report itself says we don’t know if the links are valid. We cannot investigate these things. We can’t come to a conclusion.”
He expressed disappointment over Sen. Graham’s continued advocacy insisting Saudi government bear responsibility for the Sept. 11 attacks.
Al-Jubeir added that Sen. Graham is misleading the public by creating conspiracy theories and called for the release of the classified 28-page 2002 Congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11 report.
“We have found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization (Al-Qaeda),” ‘Arabia Now’ reported on its website quoting 9/11 Commission report released in 2004.
In 2005, the CIA investigation that looked into the content of the 28 pages clearly said: “There is no evidence that the Saudi government or members of the Saudi royal family knowingly provided support for the attacks … or that they had foreknowledge of terrorist operations in the Kingdom or elsewhere.”


Madinah governor receives Omani Hajj Mission head

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman meets Sheikh Sultan bin Said Al-Hinai, head of the Omani Hajj Mission, and his accompanying delegation. (SPA)
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Madinah governor receives Omani Hajj Mission head

JEDDAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Wednesday received in his office Sheikh Sultan bin Said Al-Hinai, head of the Omani Hajj Mission, and his accompanying delegation.

The meeting discussed the services provided to pilgrims from all parties involved in the Hajj.

Prince Faisal stressed the important role the official Hajj missions play in leveraging the services offered by the Kingdom to allow the pilgrims to perform Hajj rituals with ease and tranquility.

Al-Hinai gave thanks and appreciation to the Madinah governor on the welcoming reception and the care and attention given to the Omani pilgrims during their stay in Madinah.