UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Saudi Arabia has asked a U.S. judge to dismiss a $100 billion lawsuit filed by the families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, arguing that there’s is no evidence to link the Gulf nation to the deadly terrorist act.
On Aug. 1, Saudi Arabia petitioned a U.S. judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by hundreds of victims’ relatives and injured survivors, who claim that Saudi Arabia helped plan the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and, thus, should pay damages to victims.
The plaintiffs argue that the Saudi government directly and knowingly assisted the hijackers and aided al-Qaida by funding charities that supported them.
In their court filing, lawyers for Saudi Arabia argued that the plaintiffs cannot show that the kingdom or any affiliated charities were behind the attacks.
The Saudi government has long denied involvement in the attacks.