Saudi Arabia has been more open — and accountable — about this week’s terror attacks than it was about the involvement of 15 of its citizens in the Sept. 11 hijackings. Newspapers have carried headlines that did not shy away from using the word “terror” to describe the blasts. The official television station carried footage of the targeted sites. And Saudi officials have been quick to volunteer details about the suicide attacks. On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Prince Saud revealed that 15 Saudis — and not nine as originally reported by the official media — had taken part in Monday’s attacks and acknowledged there had been security lapses. Nine of the suicide attackers were killed, Saudis said. Full Story
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