Washington – US President Joe Biden President John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) ordered a “temporary” delay in the release of the new volume of official files related to the assassination.
The White House made the announcement in a statement Friday night.
The U.S. president pointed out that the epidemic “had a significant impact” on the agencies responsible for reviewing the documents, which he considered necessary for “continuous adjournment.”
“Making these decisions is a matter that requires a professional, educational and orderly process, with no manifestations of urgency,” the archivist stressed.Biden said in a statement.
This new volume of government reports is scheduled for release next week.
However, they will now be released in two parts: the first at the end of this year, and the second at the end of 2022.
“The deepest national tragedy of the assassination of President Kennedy continues to resonate in American history,” Fiden said, adding that “the basis for ensuring that the US government complies with the greatest transparency (…) is not just advice on possible causes.” Otherwise “.
According to the official law of 1992, reports on the JFK massacre must be made public within 25 years, i.e. in 2017, but postponements will be allowed if national security concerns are deemed to exist.
Former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) ordered the release of 2,800 undisclosed documents in October 2017, although he decided to keep some secret on this basis.
The National Archives has already released 90% of government documents related to the JFK massacre.
The then Democrat leader was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas (Texas) by Lee Harvey Oswald, who acted alone in the official investigation of the Warren Commission.
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