- Masoud Pedram returned to prison
- Omid Alishenas, the civil rights activist has been arrested
- 69 Percent Of Young Iranians Use Software To Get Around Internet Filtering
- Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has prostate surgery
- A cyber activist sentenced to 3 years in prison
- Christian prisoners charged with offences which can lead to death
- Gap with Iran over nuclear programme can be narrowed
- No deal with Sextet unless Iran's demands met: Araqchi
- Iran fails to address nuclear bomb concerns - IAEA
- Iran arrests suspected nuclear plant 'saboteur'
- Iranian nuclear R&D centre 'visited by UN inspectors'
- US Sanctions Firms, Individuals for Aiding Iran
- Rock Star Scientist
- Remembering Simin Behbahani
- 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 Arrests 3 Foreigners on Suspect Trip to Iraq
- Israel provides anti-Islamic State coalition with intelligence, says Western diplomat
- Iran’s Quiet Military Build Up
- Iran Starts New Cooperation Plans with Russians, Chinese
- Henry Kissinger: Iran 'a bigger problem than ISIS'
- Obama to set out plan to go on offensive against Islamic State
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.