Stop Fundamentalism, 20 May 2011 – Evidence have surfaced by the families of victims of September 11 showing Iran has played a key role in the New York’s 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.
The Families called on the U.S. Government to declassify intelligence about Iran’s involvement.
"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," said attorney Thomas E. Mellon who represents families of the victims.
"We simply want to make sure that those who are responsible for assisting the September 11 terrorists in their attack on the United States are found accountable for the harm they caused," said Fiona Havlish who lost her husband in the attack. He was on the 101st floor of the North Tower when the hijacked plane crashed in to the building.
The evidence shows that Imad Mughniyah was a key player connecting Iran’s leaders to al Qaeda. It also shows that Mughniyah was actively involved in the planning of the 9/11 attacks.
Mughniyah, a top Hezbollah commander, was a Lebanese Shiite. He was assassinated in 2008 in Syria. Some blamed Israel for his death at the time but many pointed their finger at Iran and specifically the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamanei. He was considered the most wanted terrorist by FBI before the event of 9/11. He was also accused of masterminding the 1983 attack on the US Embassy in Beirut killing 63 and on the US and French barracks on the same year and again in Beirut killing 241. He was also involved in a number of hostage takings and other bombings.
Former Iranian intelligence operatives have described details of Imad Mughniyah’s involvement along with top Iranian officials in planning and preparation of the attacks of 9/11.
"The 9/11 Commission discovered, just days before publication of its report, important U.S. intelligence documents that detailed Iran's involvement in aiding and abetting the 9/11 plot," Mellon stated.
On page 240 of its final report, the 9/11 Commission stated that "a senior Hezbollah operative visited Saudi Arabia to coordinate activities there," and that this "senior Hezbollah operative" and his associate were on the same air flights as several of the future hijackers who were traveling to and from Iran between October 2000 and February 2001. There is compelling evidence that the Hezbollah operative was Imad Mughniyah.