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Blinken, Garland to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks on Friday – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-09-10 08:10:20 –

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken joins the Department of State on September 11, 2001 to honor the lives and memories of those we lost.

The ceremony is set to start at 9am Eastern Standard Time.

Attorney General Merrick Garland will speak with Deputy Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and other Justice Ministry officials.

Approximately 3,000 lives were killed on Saturday when terrorists from Osama bin Laden’s Alcaida terrorist network crashed into fields outside New York City’s World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary.

of AugustThe victims’ families urged President Joe Biden not to attend the commemorative event unless he agreed to declassify the evidence they believed to indicate a link between Saudi Arabia and the attack.

Last week, an executive order was signed by Biden It directed the Department of Justice and other agencies to oversee the document undergoing a “declassification review” of the FBI’s investigation into the September 11, 2001 attacks.

According to the White House, an executive order requires Garland to publish declassified documents over the next six months.

According to the Associated PressThe published document details a number of Saudi Arabia’s entanglements, but does not prove government collusion.

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. However, the Saudi government routinely denies any connection to the attack.



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