The lawsuit filed on Monday in federal court in Manhattan is the latest effort to hold Saudi Arabia liable for the al Qaida attacks, which killed almost 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
The papers claim Saudi Arabia raised and laundered money to support al Qaeda activities, funded terrorist training camps "where al Qaeda taught their hijackers the skills they used to carry out the september 11 attacks", and actively supported al Qaeda in its final preparations.
The new lawsuit was filed by filed by Kreindler & Kreindler out of NY, and although the amount of sought-after damages has not been revealed, the lawsuit is sure to cause ripples.
The families allege the Saudi government supported the terrorist network with logistical support, and highlights the role of Saudi charities connected to terrorism funding.
Hundreds of relatives of individuals killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks have sued Saudi Arabia in USA court, seeking to take advantage of a law passed by Congress past year that allows victims of such attacks on U.S. soil to sue state sponsors.
The plaintiffs' filing in federal court followed a vote in Congress last September to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that allowed 9/11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia.
But Congress unanimously passed the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" last fall, which permits such lawsuits to proceed. He said at the time the legislation could backfire by opening up the USA government and its officials to lawsuits by anyone accusing the US of supporting terrorism, rightly or wrongly.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih said his government was "not happy" about the victims' law and warned there could be consequences felt overseas as a result of Jasta.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia directly funded al-Qaeda, the lawyer said. They believe that rogue elements within the United States government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks in order to accelerate the U.S. war machine and advance the Zionist agenda. Trump met Tuesday with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss closer political and business cooperation between Washington and Riyadh. "They need to pay dearly and think twice the next time some Saudi Arabian prince or government wants to do such a heinous and cowardly act".