Top Iranian General: America Was Behind 9/11 Attacks
By Nick Gass
April 28, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - "Politico"
- The commander of Iran’s ground forces said that American officials
planned and executed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to justify
military intervention in the region.
“These wars and these threats stem from a comprehensive American strategy. After
the fall of the Soviet Union, the Americans felt that a new force was beginning
to materialize, namely the union between Sunnis and Shiites,” said Ahmad Reza
Pourdastan in an interview with Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam state news
“The basis of this force was the blessed
Islamic Revolution in Iran. This force is Islam, or the Islamic world. In order
to prevent this force from materializing, the Americans did many things,”
Pourdastan said, according to a translation of his remarks by the
Middle East Media Research Institute.
“The first thing they did was to plan and carry out the events
of 9/11, in order to justify their presence in Western Asia, with the goal of
ruling it,” he said.
He also brought up the possibility of terrorist attacks in
Saudi Arabia, predicting that Houthi rebels equipped with Yemen’s arsenal of
weapons could deal “lethal blows” to the kingdom.
“Personally, I feel that if Saudi cities were targeted by
bombings and missiles, it would be difficult for the officials there to
withstand this,” he said.
The brigadier general also warned Islamic State militants
against attacking Iran.
“If [ISIL] threatens to come within 40 kilometers of our
borders, we shall confront them and make them witness the might and capabilities
of the Muslim soldiers,” he said.