The Ministry of Justice will reopen secret government documents on the al-Qaeda attacks on September 11, 2001, with the intention of giving the public more information about the event.
The move came after family members of nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks demanded more specific action from the president.
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the attack, members of the victims’ families are demanding that President Joe Biden declassify confidential documents, which they claim will show that Saudi Arabia’s leaders supported the attacks.
They, along with survivors of the attacks, issued a letter on Friday telling Biden not to come to mark the anniversary of the attack if he did not open the documents.
Family members of 9/11 victims have long sought documents from the US government as to whether Saudi Arabia aided or abetted any of the 19 al-Qaeda-linked individuals who carried out the devastating attacks.
On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda members shot down three passenger planes in two skyscrapers at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon building in Washington. A fourth plane, believed to be heading for the Capitol building, crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.