The alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 is willing to talk, with conditions.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused, who is imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay, said that he would provide information on the perpetrators if he was assured that he would not face the death penalty as a result of the trial against him, according to The Wall Street Journal on July 29.
The revelation was made on July 26 as part of an exhibit in the federal lawsuit filed by victims in New York against the Saudi Arabian government accused of coordinating suicide attacks that resulted in more than 3,000 deaths.
Saudi Arabia, for its part, denied participating in the crime that shook the nation.
The defendant’s lawyer also stated that “the primary driver” of this decision to help was the “capital nature of the prosecution” and that “in the absence of a potential death sentence, much broader cooperation would be possible,” according to the Mirror.
Mohammed, 53, was captured by the CIA and Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) on Mar. 1, 2003 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
The prisoner identified himself as the mastermind of the 9/11 and previous attacks.
In February 2008, he was charged with war crimes at the Guantánamo Bay prison, and could face the death penalty at the trial that is ongoing.
Does President Trump know something?
President Donald Trump has suggested in an enigmatic way that he knows who is responsible for the attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York.
That suggestion was made to George Stephanopoulos, ABC News’ lead anchor, in a series of exclusive interviews with the president.
“And, by the way, Iraq did not knock down the World Trade Center. It was not Iraq. It was other people. And I think I know who the other people were. And you might also,” the president said.