Saudi embassy may have funded 9/11 ‘dry run’

New York Post reports FBI evidence in a lawsuit alleges Saudi Arabia’s US embassy may have funded test run for Sept 11.

Last year, Congress voted to override a veto and allow relatives of 9/11 victims to sue for damages [EPA]Last year, Congress voted to override a veto and allow relatives of 9/11 victims to sue for damages

New evidence in a 9/11 lawsuit against the government of Saudi Arabia alleges the kingdom’s embassy in Washington, DC may have funded a test run for the deadly attacks in 2001, according to a US newspaper report.

The evidence was submitted as part of a class action lawsuit against the government of Saudi Arabia, the New York Post reported on Saturday.

It alleges the embassy paid for two Saudi nationals to fly from Phoenix to Washington two years before planes hit the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and slammed into a field in Pennsylvania as part of a “dry run” for the attacks.

Saudi Arabia has always denied any involvement in September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

The victims’ lawyers, however, have said the evidence suggests “a pattern of both financial and operational support” for the 9/11 conspiracy from official Saudi sources, according to the Post.

READ MORE: Saudi Arabia condemns passage of US 9/11 law

The evidence could further reinforce the claim that employees and agents of Saudi Arabia directed and supported the hijackers.

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