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Ahmadinejad questions 9/11 deaths
August 7, 2010 17:46
"No Zionists killed because they were told not to go to workplace."
Ahmadinejad questions 9/11 deaths

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioned Saturday the death toll in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, saying there was no evidence that 3,000 people were killed, according to Reuters.

Ahmadinejad also accused the United States of trumping up the Sept. 11 attacks to "create and prepare public opinion" for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and said that no "Zionists" were killed in the attacks because "one day earlier they were told not go to their workplace."

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According to Reuters, Ahmadinejad has previously denied the Sept. 11 attacks, calling them "a big fabrication." The Iranian President also reportedly repeated his Holocaust denial statements on Saturday.

There is a list of the dead from the Sept. 11 attacks published online. Deaths from the Holocaust have been recorded and preserved in myriad locations, including the Holocaust Museum in Israel, Yad Vashem.

Speaking of September 11, Ahmaedinejad said, "They announced that 3,000 people were killed in this incident, but there were no reports that reveal their names. Maybe you saw that, but I did not."

"What was the story of September 11? During five to six days, and with the aid of the media, they created and prepared public opinion so that everyone considered an attack on Afghanistan and Iraq as (their) right," he said in a televised speech, Reuters reported.
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