- Arjang Davoodi’s case has been sent to the Supreme Court
- Bahareh Hedayat left Prison on sick leave
- A priosner hanged in public in Borazjan
- Afshin Shahbazi tranferred to Central Prison of Tabriz
- A Bahai arrested in Semnan
- Iran provided weapons to Iraqi Kurds; Baghdad bomb kills 12
- Report: Iran Redesigning Reactor as Part of Deal
- Iran said it tested new nuclear enrichment technology
- Iran Says Purported Israeli Drone Came From North
- Iran says "completing" nuclear steps agreed with IAEA
- Rouhani calls Iranian critics of his nuclear policy "cowards"
- Iran denies agreement on Arak, Fordow nuclear sites
- Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87
- Hitting the beach in hijab in Iran
- City of Tehran’s female workers fired 'for own well-being'
- Marriage of 31,000 Underage Girls in 9 Months
- Iran won’t let women watch the world cup
- Female Musicians Banned from Stage in Isfahan
- Isolating Hamas via a diplomatic move
- Iran vows to send arms to West Bank in response to drone
- Iran's elite Guards fighting in Iraq to push back Islamic State
- IRGC: Tsunami of Iran's Assistance to Palestine to Destroy Israel
- IRGC: "We Will Hunt Down Israelis House To House "
- Khamenei calls for end to 'murderous' Israeli regime
Sunday 20 April 2008
TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran's foreign ministry on Sunday backed the doubts expressed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejed about the accepted version of the September 11, 2001 attacks, saying there were "many ambiguities."
Ahmadinejad last week caused controversy when he described the airborne attacks on New York and Washington by Al-Qaeda militants as a "suspect event" and cast doubt on the strikes in three speeches within the space of eight days.
"Regarding 9/11, as long as all the aspects have not been clarified this remains a suspicious incident," foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told reporters.
"Many analysts and observers who have followed this feel that there are many suspicions and ambiguities. There are many points of ambiguity surrounding it," he added.
US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said he had been left "speechless" by Ahmadinejad's comments which he condemned as "misguided, misinformed rhetoric."
Ahmadinejad expressed suspicion that the names of the dead from the attacks "were never published" even though the names of more than 2,700 victims have been read out at annual memorial ceremonies.
He also said the United States used the strikes a "pretext" to launch invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The controversial president has previously provoked outrage by describing the Holocaust as a myth and raising doubts over the scale of the mass slaughter of Jews in World War II.