NEW YORK ( Associated Press) – A group of relatives of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, who have accused Saudi Arabia of collaborating with the terrorists who executed them, accused former President Donald Trump of organizing the Saudi Golf Super. Is scolded. league at its New Jersey course later this month.
In a letter to Trump on Sunday, relatives said they felt “extreme pain, disappointment and anger” over Trump’s decision to host the controversial LIV golf tour, funded by Saudi Arabia, at the Trump National in Bedminster. In the Golf Club. New Jersey, July 29-31.
“The evidence against Saudi Arabia and its involvement in the attacks is clearer than ever, and despite knowing this, former President Trump took their money and let them go to a state devastated by 9/11,” he said. Activist group 9/11 Justice and the son of one of the victims of the World Trade Center attack.
Eagleson’s group has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Saudi Arabia of its involvement in attacks on that day in 2001 that killed nearly 3,000 people, and the release of confidential FBI documents related to Saudi involvement in the attacks. had demanded to do.
The Saudi government has denied having anything to do with the attacks. But family members said Trump blamed the Saudis in a 2016 Fox News interview. “Who brought down the World Trade Center?” Trump asked on “Fox and Friends.” “It wasn’t Iraqi. That was Saudi Arabia. Take a look at Saudi Arabia. Open the document.”
Comments were sought from Trump and representatives of LIV Golf on the letter from the families of the victims of 9/11.
Critics have accused PGA Tour rival LIV Golf of ignoring Saudi Arabia’s record of human rights violations, including the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
President Joe Biden met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday, later saying the prince told him he was not “personally responsible” for Khashoggi’s murder. “I told him I thought he was,” Biden said in response.