Ahmadinejad wins MPs backing on 9/11

Ahmadinejad wins MPs backing on 9/11

Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:51PM
The Iranian parliament has 290 seats.
Nearly 200 Iranian lawmakers have expressed support for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remarks at the UN General Assembly last week.

In a statement released on Sunday, 195 lawmakers said Ahmadinejad's remarks brought joy to the Muslim and freedom-seeking nations of the world.

On Thursday, Ahmadinejad proposed that an independent UN committee investigate the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington over what he called "suspicious" circumstances surrounding the attacks.

Two Iranian lawmakers shared their views on the controversial call with Press TV.

"President Ahmadinejad's revolutionary standings are naturally not pleasant for countries like the United States and Britain, and therefore they are worried," head of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Sunday.

"Ahmadinejad referred to an issue which has been a big question mark in the minds of Americans. Naturally the United States is not happy about Ahmadinejad's speech, because there are many ambiguities surrounding the 9/11 incident, especially over its connection with the Zionist Regime [of Israel]."

Lawmaker Hassan Ghafourifard said Ahmadinejad "was criticizing the position of the United States about what happened on September 11, because so many people were killed in that incident. Then America felt justified to attack Iraq and Afghanistan."

"No body cares about the kind of killing that is going on in Afghanistan. And President Ahmadinejad said we have to do a researched probe to find out what was really behind that attack," he added.