For the first time, Iranian officials have fessed up to facilitating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack that killed over 3,000 people. Iran secretly helped the free travel of al Qaeda operatives who eventually went on to fly two planes into the Twin Towers in New York City:
Mohammad-Javad Larijani, the international affairs assistant in the Iranian judiciary, confessed in unprecedented remarks that Iran facilitated the passage of al-Qaeda members who carried out the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York.
In an interview with the Iranian state TV broadcast on May 30 and circulated by activists on social media networks, Larijani narrated the details of the Iranian regime’s relations with al-Qaeda and how the Iranian intelligence supervised the passage and relocation of al-Qaeda members in Iran.
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#Iran admits to facilitating passage of al- #Qaeda’s 9/11 attackers: #Larijani said the US took this as evidence of Iran’s involvement in the 9/11 terror attacks and fined Iran billions of dollars.
WATCH: In first, #Iran admits to facilitating passage of al-#Qaeda’s 9/11 attackers: #Larijani said the US took this as evidence of Iran’s involvement in the 9/11 terror attacks and fined Iran billions of dollars.https://t.co/fHfzuck4hT pic.twitter.com/JzX7jPpHen
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) June 8, 2018
In the interview, which Al Arabiya translated a part of, Larijani said: “The lengthy report of the 9/11 commission which was headed by figures like Lee Hamilton and others mentioned in pages 240 and 241, i.e. in two or three pages, queries Iran’s role in the issue (and said that) a group of reports stated that al-Qaeda members who wanted to go to Saudi Arabia and other countries like Afghanistan or others and who entered Iranian territories by land or by air asked the Iranian authorities not to stamp their passports (and told them) that if the Saudi government knows they’ve come to Iran, it will prosecute them.”
“Our government agreed not to stamp the passports of some of them because they were on transit flights for two hours, and they were resuming their flights without having their passports stamped. However their movements were under the complete supervision of the Iranian intelligence,” he added.
Larijani said the US took this as evidence of Iran’s involvement in the 9/11 terror attacks and fined Iran billions of dollars.
The New York court’s reports revealed that Ramzi bin al-Shibh, who was described by the 9/11 commission as the “coordinator” of the September 11 terror attacks, met several times with Mohamed Atta, a hijacker of the attacks, in many European cities at the beginning of 2001 then traveled to Afghanistan to submit a follow-up report from the operations’ team to Bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri.