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Ahmadinejad 9/11 speech irks al-Qaeda
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers an address to the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters on September 22, 2011 in New York City.
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:33AM
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The shadowy al-Qaeda group has reportedly criticized Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for spreading “conspiracy theories” about 9/11 attacks, casting doubt on the alleged role of the terrorist group in the incidents.

An article published in the latest issue of al-Qaeda's English-language magazine Inspire criticized President Ahmadinejad's UN remarks over the September 11 attacks as "ridiculous," Western media report.

During his address to the UN General Assembly on September 22, President Ahmadinejad said the US government was involved in the 9/11 attacks or allowed them to happen to find an excuse to wage wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The article insisted that President Ahmadinejad's remarks that the 9/11 attacks were actually carried by the US “stands in the face of all logic and evidence.”

This comes as reports released by al-Qaeda are usually believed to be produced by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out in the United States, reportedly leaving nearly 3,000 people dead.

The US government claimed that 19 terrorist, allegedly affiliated with the shadowy, Afghanistan-based al-Qaeda group, hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners and crashed two of them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings.

The George W. Bush Administration also claimed at the time that alleged hijackers crashed a third airliner into the headquarters of US military, the Pentagon, located in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington D.C.

The official US account of the September 11 events has, however, been widely challenged by various quarters in the US and worldwide.

There is evidence indicating that once the twin towers were hit by the planes, their foundations were blown up so that they would collapse. The archive files on 9/11 attacks also suggest that the odds are that the Pentagon was struck by missile not plane.

Furthermore, there has been no convincing evidence that a number of young Arab people could have masterminded such attacks especially since they could have not known how to fly fully automated airplanes.

The US, under the administration of former President Bush, invaded Afghanistan in 2001 after claiming that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by members of al-Qaeda harbored by the then Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

The US also attacked Iraq in 2003, insisting that the oil-rich country was in possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

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