During an address to Intelligence Ministry staff on Saturday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad presented his vision of the world and of international relations.

In speaking of the attacks of September 11, 2001 which marked a turning point in modern history, he denounced the official version as a big lie which served as a prelude to invade Afghanistan.

For the Iranian President, terrorism and war are characteristics of the Zionist mode of domination and its concomitant capitalist economic system. Always according to him, the Islamic Revolution represents an alternative to the failed experience of marxist materialism.

Over recent years, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has multiplied his declarations labeling September 11 as a "big lie". This speech comes just before his departure for Afghanistan early next week.