The White House has said it is considering whether to release a secret section from an official investigation into the 9/11 terrorist attack in the United States which presumably talks about a possible involvement of Saudi Arabia and its links to al-Qaeda.
The 28-page classified report from the official investigation into the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon fourteen years ago is said to have details of Saudi government's alleged support for the terrorist organisation.
Questions on the hitherto classified section of the congressional report were raised after a convicted terrorist claimed last week that Saudi Arabia knew about 9/11 before it happened.
Terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, who also claimed that al-Qaeda had discussed shooting down Air force One during Bill Clinton's presidency, had said that the Saudi royal family donated significant amount of funds to al-Qaeda in the late 1990s according to The New York Times.
However, Saudi officials have rejected these claims.
In response, the United States said that the US intelligence began re-evaluating the decision to classify the section from the investigation last year following a request from the congress although there was no specific timing scheduled for the release of the data.
"The administration, in response to a specific congressional request, last year asked the intelligence community to conduct a classification review of that material," White House spokesperson Joshua Earnest told reporters, adding that a review was underway to determine whether it was "appropriate to release" the material.
A joint inquiry into the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 was issued in December 2002. The Bush administration had cited national security issues while redacting 28 pages of the report titled "Finding, Discussions and narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National Security Matters," notes Vice News.