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Iran cleric hails 9/11 probe call

Senior cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani welcomes the Iranian president’s UN address in which he called for an independent probe into the 9/11 incident.

Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader questioned the angry response of members of Washington’s delegate, who left the UN General Assembly session, to a call that “many in the world have welcomed.”

“Iran’s argument means that your word should not be the only one dominating the world because the international community and even the American people no longer buy these words.”

In his September 22 speech at the UN General Assembly in New York, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad raised doubts about the credibility of Washington’s account of the source and nature of the attacks indicating that a “very powerful and complex terrorist group, able to successfully cross all layers of the American intelligence and security, carried out the attack.”

Ahmadinejad said despite the cited claim many throughout the world believe that “some segments within the US government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist regime [of Israel].”

“Nations welcome a probe into this incident, but you accused others with [your] incoherent talk and blamed them for the attacks and massacred and violated the innocent people of Afghanistan,” Ayatollah Emami Kashani said, addressing the US government.

“Considering what you have done, no one trusts you anymore; you have numerous prisons in which you torture detainees,” the cleric charged.

Ayatollah Emami Kashani further downplayed Western sanctions against Iran, saying such measures could not shake the Iranian people and government and will yield no result other than the “awakening of the Iranian nation and elites.”

The prominent cleric attributed the recent announcement of Iran’s self-sufficiency in gasoline production and the progress achieved in the field of nanotechnology to a scientific movement triggered by sanctions.

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