The following compilation of clips about 9/11 from Iranian television includes news reports, documentaries, interviews, movie reviews, animations, and children's programs. An Iranian news report from the day of 9/11 said that "the strikes hit the heart of evil." Figures in other clips said that 9/11 was "the deception of the century" that the Israeli Mossad was involved in 9/11, that the attacks were "planned by the American administration," and repeated the claim that Jews who worked in the World Trade Center did not show up to work on 9/11. Ahmadinejad called 9/11 a "false idol," referred to its "alleged perpetrators," and said that it was used as a "pretext to occupy Afghanistan and Iraq." An animation comparing 9/11 to a cow being milked by the Jews and the U.S. Some of the figures that appear in the clips include former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former head of the Washington, D.C., Islamic center Muhammad Al-Asi, Veterans Today editor Gordon Duff, Iranian MP and government official Mohammad-Javad Larijani, Iranian general Ahmad Reza Pourdestan, Iranian filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh, and French author Thierry Meyssan.
This clip shows a news bulletin that aired on Iraq TV on September 11, 2001, in which the anchor announced that two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in Manhattan, that Washington, D.C. was attacked, that thousands of people were killed or injured, that panic and hysteria were spreading among the American public, and that the American government has declared the highest state of emergency. Over footage of the WTC buildings burning, a reporter said that the "heart of evil" has been struck.
The excerpts are taken from a documentary that appeared on Iranian TV in June 2004.
This five-minute clip, which aired on the Iranian Al-Alam TV channel in 2004, is a compilation showing: footage from 9/11, former U.S. President George W. Bush, slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, senior Bush administration officials including former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former deputy Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz, and others. It includes footage from the Iraq War and concludes by calling 9/11 "the deception of the century."
The following are excerpts from an Iranian TV review of the movie "Collateral Damage" which aired on Jaam-e Jam 1 TV in May 2005.
The following are excerpts from an interview with French author Thierry Meyssan, which aired on Jaam-e Jam 2 TV in 2005. The interview is translated from Persian.
The following are excerpts from an Iranian TV documentary, which aired on Sahar 1 TV in September 2005.
The following are excerpts from a debate on Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, which aired on Jaam-e Jam 1 TV, in September 2005.
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Following are excerpts from an Iranian TV special on 9/11, which aired on Channel 2, Iranian TV, in September 2006.
This animation aired on IRINN TV in Iran on March 17, 2007.
This 56-minute compilation includes excerpts taken from a range of Arabic- and Farsi-language TV channels in 2004 and 2005.
This clip is excerpts from an interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which aired on the Iranian news channel in September 2007.
Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which aired on Channel 1, Iranian TV, in October 2007.
Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Beirut, Lebanon, which aired on IRINN (the Iranian news channel) in October 2010.
Following are excerpts from an Iranian children's show on Bin Laden and 9/11, which aired on Iranian Channel 2 in May 2011.
Following is an excerpt from a speech delivered by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which aired on the Iranian news channel IRINN in June 2011.
This clip includes excerpts from a program that appeared on Iran's Press TV in September 2011.
In a recent TV interview, Brigadier-General Ahmad Reza Pourdestan, Commander of the Iranian Ground Forces, said: "If Saudi cities were targeted by bombings and missiles, it would be difficult for the officials there to withstand this." He further said that in order to prevent a Sunni-Shiite union from materializing, "the first thing [the Americans] did was to plan and carry out the events of 9/11." Pourdestan was speaking on the Iranian Al-Alam TV channel on April 19, 2015.
Senior Iranian official Mohammad-Javad Larijani referred to the U.S. 9/11 Commission Report, and said that in some cases, Al-Qaeda members travelling from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan and elsewhere were allowed to pass through Iran without having their passports stamped. Larijani, who heads Iran's Human Rights Council and is a top adviser to Supreme Leader Khamenei, said that the Iranian government had agreed to this request, because they were in transit and would be in Iran "for only two hours." The interview, held with Iran's Channel 2 TV, was posted on YouTube.
Islamic Pulse, which is an Iranian media company based in Qom that produces English-language videos, uploaded a video to its YouTube channel titled "BACKFIRE" on December 24, 2018. U.K.-born Muzaffer Hyder, a producer at Islamic Pulse, said in the video that America orchestrated 9/11 and started a war against Islam because it realized that Islam is a feasible political system that can solve the world's problems. Hyder described America as the enemy of humanity and he explained that Islam chooses its leaders based on their wisdom rather than their wealth, giving the examples of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and U.S. President Donald Trump, respectively. Hyder praised Khamenei, saying that he is the most honest and knowledgeable man in the world and that he cries in the night praying to God for the sake of humanity. Hyder studied in the United Kingdom at the University of Kent and the Canterbury Christ Church University.
Iranian filmmaker and TV host Nader Talebzadeh said in a February 27, 2019 interview on Ofogh TV (Iran) that people in America have no right to ask questions about the "fabricated crime" of 9/11. Talebzadeh referenced theories that the collapse of the Twin Towers had been a planned detonation and that 3,000 Jews had been warned to stay away from the area the day before the attack. He said that Iranian officials who want to sign the FATF's Combating Financing of Terrorism treaty should be warned of the "links" between FATF and 9/11, where he claimed FATF was "born." Talebzadeh, who is the organizer of Iran's New Horizon conference, was recently sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury. For more about Nader Talebzadeh, see MEMRI TV. Clips No. 7065, No. 1735, No. 945, No. 881, No. 127.
Iranian researcher Amir Mousavi, a former diplomat, said in a March 23, 2020 interview on the Arabic-language Russia Today channel that scientists in Iran, Russia, China, and Cuba are studying the possibility that the United States created COVID-19. He pointed out that China has directly accused the United States of this, that "genocide is a normal thing for American policy," and that the U.S. had been responsible for such things as using the nuclear bomb, killing people in Vietnam, engaging in biological warfare, the genocides in Iraq, Palestine, Yemen, and Syria, and even the "sacrificing" of 3,000 Americans on 9/11 in order to be able to take over the Middle East. He added: "The American mafia that rules the United States does not even mind killing Americans." Mousavi wore a face mask during the interview.
On November 16, 2020, the Qom, Iran-based Islamic Pulse media company uploaded to its YouTube channel an English-language discussion about the response to the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. American Islamic scholar Sayyid Shahryar Naqvi, who currently lives in Qom, asked why it is permitted to insult 1.8 billion Muslims while it is forbidden to insult the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust or to question the Holocaust. The show's host, British-born Islamic scholar Muzaffar Haydar, accused the West of carrying out 9/11. Pakistani Islamic scholar Sheikh Ali "Qomi" Chawla, the director of Islamic Pulse, said that the "sanctity" of the Holocaust is part of a Jewish political scam to take control of all the world's resources. Later in the show, Sheikh Chawla said that Western media tries to promote indecency and moral decadence with sexual content, an LGBT agenda, and "other nastiness" in order to make Muslims less faithful.