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CIA: 9/11 Plotters Transited Iran, Govt Tie Unseen

About eight of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers had transited Iran before attacking the United States, but there is no sign Iran’s government took part in the plot, the CIA’s acting director said on Sunday. “We have no evidence that there is some sort of official sanction by the government of Iran for this activity. We have no evidence that there is some sort of official connection between Iran and 9/11,” John McLaughlin, acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ However, he said, it was not surprising that the hijackers were able to transit Iran, given what he said was the country’s history of supporting terrorism. Iran acknowledged some of the 19 Sept. 11 attackers may have passed through illegally, but said it had since tightened its border controls. It said any attempts to tie the country to al Qaeda, the militant network which carried out the attacks, were part of U.S. election-year “news propaganda.” Full Story

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