- Mass execution of 11 prisoners in Ghezelhesar Prison of Iran
- Reza Shahabi on day 29th of hunger strike
- 2 priosners hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison
- A political prisoner on hunger strike in Diesel Abad Prison
- A political prisoner is in bad condition in the prison of Kashmar
- Behnam Irani transferred back to Central Prison of Karaj
- Israeli PM Wants Syria-Type Deal Over Iran
- Iranian bomb directed at Arab world
- Scholar Sentenced to Prison for Criticizing Nuclear Program
- Iran could outsource its nuclear-weapons program to North Korea
- Iran rejects 'excessive demands' in nuclear talks with six powers
- Toughest Issues Still Unresolved in Iran Nuclear Talks
- Iran won’t let women watch the world cup
- Female Musicians Banned from Stage in Isfahan
- Iranian Journalist Denounced as ‘Whore’ Amid Women’s Rights Campaign
- Woman Hanged in Northern Iran- Mother in Law Carried Out the Execution
- Iran's population drive worries women's rights, health advocates
- Actress to Be “Dealt with” for Her Greeting of Cannes Festival President
- U.N. experts trace recent seized arms to Iran, violating embargo
- Iran 'ready to use Syria methods' in Iraq
- Khamenei says Iran strongly opposes US intervention in Iraq
- Iran says Obama remarks show U.S. not serious in fighting terrorism
- Netanyahu warns against working with Iran on Iraq
- US seeing signs Iran engaged in Iraq strife, official says
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.