Iran has accused the United States of distorting truth about the role of U.S. allies in the September 11 attacks.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected U.S. allegations about Tehran’s support for the al-Qaeda terrorist group, saying by accusing the Islamic Republic, Washington is trying to “whitewash” the U.S. allies’ role in the attacks.
“A record low for the reach of petrodollars: CIA & FDD fake news w/ selective AlQaeda docs re: Iran can't whitewash role of US allies in 9/11,” Zarif tweeted on Thursday.
The remarks came after the CIA published some 47,000 classified documents, which quoted al-Qaeda’s slain leader as saying that “anyone who wants to strike America, Iran is ready to support him and help him with their frank and clear rhetoric.”
The U.S. government’s 9/11 Commission has also made similar accusations against Tehran, saying Iranian officials met with al-Qaeda leaders in Sudan in either 1991 or early 1992.
This is while 16 of the 19 hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks were Saudi nationals.
The commission also claimed that eight of the hijackers passed through Iran before arriving in the United States.
Also, a New York court last year ordered Iran to pay $7.5 billion in damages to the families of the 9/11 victims.