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    'First Evidence is Coming' That Iran not Connected to 9/11 Attacks

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    The Congress of the United States will release on Friday a confidential report on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    The twenty eight pages of the report contain information on alleged ties of the Saudi Arabian government to the 9/11 hijackers, CNN reported. Thus, allegations in a New York court of Iran’s involvement in the attacks will lose its basis of evidence.

    "The first evidence that Iran was not involved in the attack is coming. Moreover, during the hearings Iran was never mentioned. The investigation was partially confidential. But then and now it has been clear that Saudi Arabia was connected to the attacks, not Iran," Hossein Sheikholeslam, a senior aide to Iran’s parliamentary speaker, told Sputnik.

    According to him, it was found that the terrorists were either Saudi Arabian citizens or they lived and trained in the kingdom.

    Three months ago, a court in New York ordered Iran to pay over $10 billion in damages to families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks, even though there was no evidence of Tehran’s direct connection to the attack.

    Judge George Daniels ruled that Iran actively supported the terrorists who carried out attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. The attacks claimed the lives of 2,977 people.

    The court found that Iran failed to defend itself against claims that it was involved in the attacks and was responsible for the damages. Moreover, Judge Daniels did not provide arguments why Iran was involved in the hearings.

    At the same time, he found that Saudi Arabia did not provided material support to the attackers and ruled that Riyadh had sovereign immunity.
    Then, Sheikholeslam described the ruling as an "evil joke."

    "I never heard about this ruling and I’m very much surprised because the judge had no reason whatsoever to issue such a ruling…  Iran never took part in any court hearings related to the events of September 11, 2001. […] All this looks like another evil joke by the Americans," Sheikholeslam commented.


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