PressTV: 'US threatened Iran for 9/11 probe offer'

Sept. 24, 2011

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad censures US moves to threaten Tehran for urging the establishment of an independent truth-finding commission to probe the 9/11 incidents, instead of welcoming the effort.

“Last year, we called for the formation of a fact-finding commission with regards to this incident, but the US government, rather than welcoming the suggestion, threatened Iran,” said President Ahmadinejad on Saturday in an interview with the Associated Press, quoted by Iran's presidential website.

“A number of airplanes cannot fly in American airspace and destroy two towers, without prior coordination with US intelligence or security agencies,” he insisted.

“An airplane striking a tower does not cause the skyscraper to be demolished like it did [in case of the New York twin towers]. The way those skyscrapers were demolished [made it clear] the very first time I watched it on TV that it was a systematic explosion. An airplane cannot hit [a skyscraper and] cause the demolition of the tower in such an organized manner.”

The Iranian president insisted that “there certainly were calculated explosives installed on different levels [of the building] which were detonated in succession.”

PressTV Opinion Poll: Ahmadinejad 9/11 Probe "Just Call"


Poll finds 9/11 probe 'just call'
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:22PM
The majority of respondents to an online poll say President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's proposal to form a tribunal to probe the 9/11 attacks is "a step in the right direction."

More than 58 percent of respondents to the Press TV poll voted in favor of the Iranian president's proposal because they believe people have the right to the truth.

Over 33 percent said the probe was long overdue as it should have taken place before the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Only 9 percent of respondents deemed the proposal unnecessary as they considered the official September 11, 2001 scenario provided by the US government acceptable.

Iranian Minister: ‘Half Of Westerners Doubt 9/11 Event’
Oct 8, 2010

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says half of people in Europe and America are suspicious of the September 11 events in the United States.

"Many in the West blame the US government in the occurrence of the September 11 incident," IRNA reported Mehmanparast as saying at a press conference in the Iranian city of Isfahan on Thursday.

He also made a reference to the recent visit of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to New York for a United Nations General Assembly session on the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and said President Ahmadinejad's "trip to the UN was a good opportunity to set forth Iran's public diplomacy, which conveyed Iran's message to the world."

The spokesperson further pointed to the "dubious" nature of the 9/11 event and said, "The US government needs to allow for the clarification of ambiguities regarding the incident and to refrain from jumping into hasty conclusions."