According to Press TV, Secretary of State John Kerry visited the kingdom on Friday to reassure its officials of the importance of US-Saudi ties and reassert Washington’s confrontational ways with Iran because that’s the de facto protocol aligning them.
Interestingly enough, a federal judge in New York ruled last month that Iran was liable for damages in the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001. He ordered Iran to pay almost $11 billion in compensation to families of victims killed on 9/11 and to insurance companies who covered those suffering damages in the attack.
The ruling sparked a wave of derision from the Iranian government and many independent observers who denounced it as a travesty of justice.
President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz stand during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Jan. 27, 2015.
The entire mainstream Western media, however, fell for the official narrative without challenging its relevance. Missing from that narrative was the fact that Iran is the most impossible link to 9/11 because al-Qaeda, as the mastermind of the terrorist attacks, is a sworn enemy of the Iranians and Shia Muslims in general.
Most of the attackers in 9/11 were Saudi nationals who hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and into a field in Pennsylvania. In contrast, not a single Iranian has been implicated in the attack or, for that matter, in any other terrorist attack.