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.”
In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, 2010, President Ahmadinejad called for the formation of an independent commission to probe into the 2001 attacks in New York and near Washington, which killed nearly 3,000 people.
His proposition, however, led to threats and offensive remarks on the part of the US President Barack Obama describing President Ahmadinejad's suggestion as 'hateful' and 'inexcusable.'