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Monday, June 20, 2011

WASHINGTON — Iran has been accused of direct involvement in the Al Qaida suicide air strikes on New York and Washington in 2001.

The families of more than 3,000 victims of the Al Qaida attacks have filed suit in U.S. district court in New York that accused Iran of participation in the mass-casualty plot. The plaintiffs have called on the U.S. government to declassify documents that link the Teheran regime to air crashes on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

“Today, nearly a decade after the attacks that took so many of our loved ones away, we believe the 9/11 families and the American people deserve to know the full truth about Iran’s complicity,” Thomas Mellon, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs, said.


“Our experts, including three former 9/11 Commission staff members, have stated that the evidence is ‘clear and convincing’ that the Islamic Republic of Iran was involved in the 9/11 attacks,” Timothy Fleming, the lead investigative attorney, said.


Iran has not presented a defense of the suit, and the district court clerk entered a default against Teheran. Havlish and the co-plaintiffs have asked the federal court to rule on the case.

“These families have waited nearly 10 years to hear the truth,” Pantazis said. “Under the scrutiny of a federal judge, hopefully this will be accomplished in the next few months.”


Excerpts taken from World Tribune- please follow link to see complete article

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