Following are excerpts from an Iranian TV special on 9/11, which aired on Channel 2, Iranian TV, on September 10, 2006.
Presenter: According to initial speculations, Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden himself were identified as the main culprits [in 9/11]. Further expert analysis, however, raised other possibilities.
Muhammad Al-'Asi, head of the Islamic Center, Washington D.C.: The events of 9/11 were planned by the American administration, to be used as a pretext and justification to fight terrorism.
French author Thierry Meyssan: Organizing acts of terrorism on such a scale and with such precision would not have been possible without the aid of American administration bodies, such as the White House and the Pentagon.
Donald Rumsfeld said, several days prior to 9/11, that a tremendous, unique disaster was going to occur. He said he was wishing for such a thing to happen, so that there would be a national leap and so that he would be able to carry out his policy.
David Musa Pidcock, leader of the Isalmic Party of Britain: Pearl Harbor [attack] was similar to 9/11 in that they were both planned in advance. Twelve days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, [U.S. Secretary of War] Stimson, one of America's lords of war, went to the White House with several navy commanders, and talked about the war against Japan. The question was how they could trick the Japanese into firing the first shot, without any great danger being directed against the Americans. Therefore, the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was similar to what happened on 9/11. We know very well that it was planned with precision.