Insurance giant sues Saudi Arabia for ‘funding’ 9/11 attacks that cost firm $215mBy Daily Mail Reporter
An insurance firm is suing Saudi Arabia in a U.S. court over claims that the country funded the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
A division of Lloyds of London is demanding the return of $215million compensation it paid victims by alleging that the Saudi government is responsible because it used banks and charities to support Al Qaeda.
The lawsuit - filed in Johnston, Pennsylvania, where United Airlines flight 93 crashed on 9/11, names nine defendants, including a leading member of the oil-rich state’s royal family.
Saudi Arabia has always denied claims that Osama bin Laden's organisation received official financial and practical support from his homeland.
Claims: Insurers Lloyds allege that Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, among others, helped fund fellow countryman Osama Bin Laden
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