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Iran engages the U.N. on 9/11

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A number of press agencies reported on the existence of a letter that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on 13 April 2010.

Early dispatches signalled that Iran was requesting a U.N. investigation into the attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as the condemnation of the attacks inside Iran perpetrated by Jundallah, a terrorist organization sponsored by NATO.

However, all that changed when Foreign Policy magazine - belonging to the Brookings Institution - posted on its website a copy of the Iranian letter which made no mention of the 9/11 request, presenting it as the integral version. At that point, most media backpedalled and quickly switched versions.

Such manipulation is a sure telltale sign of the apprehension inhabiting the custodians of the U.S. Government’s version of the 2001 events.

The authentic letter, of which we have published the unabridged version released to us by the Iranian presidency, states the following:

"Excellency, you are at least expected to appoint an independent fact-finding team which is trusted by the countries of the region, to launch a comprehensive investigation into the main culprits behind the September 11 attacks as principal excuse for attacking the Middle East, the intentions of NATO military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, the methods used, and the outcome of their presence and engagement, with results to be presented to the General Assembly."

Following consultations with other U.N. Member States, Iran decided to refer the matter to the Secretary General and is determined to submit it directly before the General Assembly, should the first attempt prove unsuccessful, which is to be expected.

In 2002, Thierry Meyssan had persuaded the Arab League and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf to undertake a démarche within the U.N. to shed full light on the 9/11 events, but they eventually backed down due to U.S. pressure.

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