Ahmadinejad Calls 9/11 a 'Big Lie'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Iran's intelligence ministry staff that the events that transpired on September 11 were a “big lie,” according to reports. Ahmadinejad told state TV reporters, “September 11 was a big lie and a pretext for the war on terror and a prelude to invading Afghanistan.” This isn’t the first time the Iranian president has questioned the “official U.S. version of September 11,” but this is the first time he has gone so far as to call it a “big lie.” His comments, in the midst of U.S. efforts to impose sanctions because of Iran’s nuclear program, show neither the president nor his policy have any intention of “toning itself down.”