Saudi Arabia Threatens To Sell $750B In US Assets If 9/11 Bill Passes
Saudi Arabia has threatened to sell billions of U.S. assets if Congress passes a bill that would claim the country had a role in the 9/11 attacks.By Bell Johnson | April 16, 2016
Saudi Arabia has reportedly threatened to sell $750 billion of American assets — like bonds — if the U.S. passes a bill that could hold the country responsible for any connection in the 9/11 attacks.
The New York Times cites sources inside the Obama administration and congressional aides from both parties, saying the White House is actively lobbying against the bill because of worries over potential diplomatic and economic effects.
A congressional inquiry in 2002 absolved the Saudi government and senior officials from 9/11 involvement. But since then, questions persisted over the broad wording of sealed documents, which were never released to the public. President Barack Obama could still release those documents.