Fact Check: Claims Connecting Saudi Arabia and the Sept. 11 Terror Attacks

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Charlie Kirk, Founder and President of TPUSA, tweeted about the Sept. 11 terror attacks:

Charlie Kirk on Twitter

Fact: Of the 19 hijackers who carried out 9/11: 15 out of 19 were Saudi Arabian Saudi never paid ANY price for what they did to America. Every victim’s family from 9/11 should sue Saudi for billions.

Claim 1: 

Of the 19 hijackers who carried out 9/11: 15 out of 19 were Saudi Arabian

Fact Check: True

  • The CIA has listed hijackers (PDF) with their detailed personal information and nationalities.
  • CNN lists hijackers by nation of origin:
    https://www.cnn.com/2013/07/27/us/september-11th-hijackers-fast-facts/index.html

Claim 2: 

Saudi never paid ANY price for what they did to America.

Fact check: Still pending.

  • The Independent reports that as of March 2018, a US District Judge has ruled there is “reasonable basis” to allow thousands of survivors and families of the Sept. 11 terror attacks to bring legal action to Saudi Arabia:
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/saudi-arabia-9-11-victims-lawsuit-us-court-allowed-twin-towers-terror-attack-september-a8279236.html
  • Newsweek details how Saudi Arabia’s motion to end these lawsuits was rejected:
    https://www.newsweek.com/saudi-arabias-role-911-terrorist-attack-can-be-tried-us-court-866630

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