US State Department unaware of links between 9/11 attacks and Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 14
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
The US Department of State is not aware of any links between Iran and the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Department of State's Persian-language spokesman Alan Eyre told Trend March 14.
"We are not aware of any link between the 9/11 hijackers and Iran," said Eyre.
A US court has recently ruled against Iran over the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The court sentenced Iran to pay more than $10.5 billion in damages to families of the people killed on 9/11 and to a group of insurers.
The ruling has sparked harsh criticism in Iran with the Foreign Ministry's spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari describing the ruling on March 14 as "unjust", "ridiculous" and "absurd".
While none of the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks were from Iran, the US judge George Daniels justified the verdict, saying Iran failed to defend itself against allegations of involvement in the attacks.
The judgment came as the 9/11 Commission Report suggested that some attackers moved through Iran and did not have their passports stamped.