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“Four payments totaling $100,000 were made to a money changer in Sharjah, one of the seven [United Arab] emirates, who passed them on to Marwan al-Shehhi, an Emirates citizen suspected of piloting United Airlines Flight 175, the bank governor said [on October 24, 2001]. The central bank governor, Sultan bin Nasser al-Suweidi, was the first Emirates official to speak on the record about the role his country inadvertently played as a conduit for money to the people suspected of carrying out the terrorist attacks. He declined to identify the money changer, or who sent the money.”

 – Associated Press Staff, “Hijacker Got Cash Through Arab Emirates,” The New York Times, Oct. 25, 2001

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