To the question “whether the United States considered the possibility of a nuclear strike,” Steiner replied: “Documents were prepared. They really went through all the options. ”
According to him, the German government "at that moment seriously feared that the US reaction would indeed be excessive because of the shock suffered."
The agency recalls that the attacks in New York were committed by Al-Qaeda representatives with the help of hijacked passenger planes that were directed at the MTC buildings. As a result, about 3 thousand people died.