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Biden extends state of emergency over 9/11 attacks

US President Joe Biden, in a letter to the congressional leadership, decided to “extend the national emergency declared after the events of September 11 for another year,” considering that “the terrorist threat that led to the declaration of the state of emergency in September 2001 continues.” “.

Biden had previously ordered the declassification of documents that are still classified from the US government’s investigation into the September 11 attacks, noting that he had signed an executive order that includes directives to the Department of Justice and other related agencies, to oversee a review of declassification. .

He believed that the lifting of secrecy should come into effect in the “next six months”. “We must never forget the continuing pain of the families and loved ones of the 2,977 innocent people killed during the worst terrorist attack against America in our history,” he stressed.

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