“On the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the American people deserve to have a fuller picture of what their authorities know about these attacks… It is critically important that the United States government ensures maximum transparency and maintains secrecy only in individual and necessary cases,” the decree says.
Biden instructed the country’s Attorney General, Merrick Garland, to release declassified documents on September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks within six months.
“Today, I signed a decree ordering the U.S. Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to monitor the declassification of documents related to the FBI’s investigations into the events of September 11. The decree contains a requirement for the Prosecutor General to release declassified documents within the next six months,” the U.S. president said, whose statement was distributed by the White House.
The Head of State stressed that assuming the office of the U.S. president; he undertook to ensure transparency in the declassification of documents on terrorist attacks on the country twenty years ago.
“As I approach the 20th anniversary of this tragic event, I am fulfilling this commitment,” Biden said.
Removing the secrecy stamp from the investigation materials was one of Biden’s campaign promises, which he was reminded of by the families of the victims of the tragedy on the eve of its 20th anniversary.