Tuesday, July 20, 2004

VOANews.com: Iran Dismisses Bush Talk of Tehran-September 11 Link

VOANews.com: "Iran Dismisses Bush Talk of Tehran-September 11 Link
VOA News
20 Jul 2004, 16:54 UTC


Iran is rejecting President Bush's suggestion that it may have played a role in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi says any claim that Iran had a direct or indirect link to the attacks is 'fictitious and imaginary.'
Monday, President Bush said the United States is still investigating whether Iran played any role in the attacks, which killed 3,000 people. He noted the CIA's assertion that some of the September 11 hijackers had passed through Iran.
Mr. Asefi says Iran has porous borders and it would not be strange if a few individuals moved through illegally.
Sunday, CIA acting director John McLaughlin said there is no evidence showing Iran supported the attacks. Media reports say the commission investigating the attacks will reach the same conclusion in its final report on Thursday. "

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