US government rejects Iran’s role in 9/11 attacks
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 12
By Umid Niayesh, Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:
There is no evidence of any link between Iran and the September 11, 2001 attacks, a US State Department official said.
"As the 9/11 Commission noted in its report, they found no evidence that Iran or Lebanese Hezbollah group were aware of the planning for what later became the 9/11 attacks," Sam Werberg, press officer for the Office of Iranian Affairs at US Department of State, told Trend.
A US court has recently ruled against Iran over the September 11, 2001 attacks, which sparked harsh criticism in the Islamic Republic.
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.
"We sympathize with the families who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks and strongly condemn Iran's past and continued support for international terrorism," further said Werberg.
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.
Earlier the US Department of State's Persian-language spokesman Alan Eyre told Trend that the department is not aware of any links between Iran and the attacks.