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2018-May-28  14:50

Names of Western Activists, Academics Ready to Testify for Iran in 9-11 Court Released

TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of Western political activists, lawyers and university professors in a letter dismissed allegations of Iran's involvement in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the US, stressing preparedness to testify in support of the Islamic Republic at the court.

The letter to the Iranian justice and foreign ministries was written after the Southern District Court's ruling "found the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran" liable for the deaths of more than 1,000 people as a result of the September 11 attacks. Judge George B Daniels of the Southern District Court of New York said that Iran is ordered to pay "$12,500,000 per spouse, $8,500,000 per parent, $8,500,000 per child, and $4,250,000 per sibling" to the families and estates of the deceased. Iran has dismissed the allegations and has merely two days to appeal to the court ruling.

"We are writing to urge the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately appeal the Southern District Court of New York’s ruling ordering Iran to pay more than six billion dollars of reparations for the 2001 terrorist attacks. Please note that the appeal must be filed by Wednesday, May 28, so this is an extremely urgent matter," the letter said.

"We are willing and ready to provide court testimony in support of Iran’s innocence. The extremely weak case against Iran is predicated on the 9/11 Commission’s version of events, according to which 19 alleged hijackers (15 of whom were Saudis, and none of whom were Iranians) precipitated a series of miracles including gross violations of the laws of physics. We can prove absolutely, beyond any reasonable doubt, that this version of events is false, thereby nullifying the case against Iran," it added.

"We believe that by strongly contesting this matter in a US court, Iran can win a major media victory over its enemies, and will likely win the legal case as well," the letter said.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, Nader Talebzadeh, a prominent political expert and activist, referred to the letter, and stressed the need for Iran to end its tradition of not appealing the US courts' rulings and challenge the mainstream media's story about the 9-11 incident with the help of the western political activists at the court.

He told FNA that "the September 11 fact-finding groups are ready to speak to the benefit of Iran in any court and testify that Iran has not been involved in the attack. They are ready to show presence in an official court and elaborate on the 9-11 incident. But the Iranian government is first required to appeal the ruling", adding that Iran can challenge the US government's story of the September 11 incident at the court.

Now, the western professors, politicians, experts and former members of the US Congress have written a letter to the Iranian government to testify in support of the Islamic Republic in an appeals court.

The names of a number of signatories of the letter are as follows:

1. Prof. David Ray Griffin, Professor Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology; author of 13 books on 9/11 (USA)

2. Prof. Richard Falk, Professor of International Law, Emeritus, Princeton University (USA)

3. Dr. Cynthia McKinney, six-term congresswoman (D-GA) and Green Party candidate for President of the United States (2008) (USA)

4. Prof. Graeme MacQueen, Associate Professor of Religious Studies (retired), McMaster University; former Director of McMaster’s Centre for Peace Studies and author of numerous articles on 9/11. (Canada)

5. Prof. Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Culture and Communication, New York University (USA)

6. Prof. Piers Robinson, Professor of Politics, Society and Political Journalism at Sheffield University (UK)

7. Prof. Niels Harrit, chemist, former Professor at University of Copenhagen, He presents evidence that the dust of the buildings contained the explosive nano thermite (Denmark)

8. Carol Brouillet, Founder of Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance

9. Prof. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Professor Emeritus of Journalism, Bowling Green State University (Ireland)

10. Prof. Anthony J. Hall, 911 turther, Professor of Globalization Studies, University of Lethbridge (Canada)

11. Christopher Bollyn, investigative journalist and author of Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World and The War on Terror: The Plot to Rule the Middle East.

12. Jimmy Walter, venture capitalist and author & best known for sponsoring advertisements asking to reopen the investigation 911 & offering financial rewards to anyone that could prove the World Trade Center was destroyed without the use of explosives. (USA)

13. Tony Szamboti, ME, former Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems mechanical design engineer (USA)

14. Dr. Ibrahim Soudy, PE, SE, PEng, Structural Engineer (USA)

15. Ian Henshall, author, 911 The New Evidence (UK)

16. Sander Hicks, Candidate for US Congress, author of The Big Wedding: 9/11, the Whistle-blowers, and the Cover-up (USA)

17. Michael Santangelo, Co-Facilitator for Truth Action Project, New York City (USA)

18. Dr. Kevin Barrett, Former professor at Wisconsin University, Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for Truth; author of Questioning the War on Terror (USA)

19. Dieudonné, Worldwide known Comedian, author of performance on 911 “la fine équipe du 11”

20. Giulietto Chiesa, Politician, former European Parliament member, director of Zero: an Investigation Into 9/11 (Italy)

21. Gerhard Wisnewski, author of the first critical television documentary on 911, in a large worldwide broadcast. Author of “9/11 Operation: Attack on the globe”; “9/11 Myth: Tracking the truth, New revelations” (German)

22. Prof. Rudy List, former professor at University of Birmingham, member of Scientists for 9/11 Truth (USA)

23. Art Olivier, Former Mayor of Bellflower, California, producer of “Operation Terror”

24. Prof. Hamid Algar, Professor Emeritus of Persian and Islamic Studies, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

25. Prof. Atif Kubursi, Emeritus Professor of Economics McMaster University

26. Dr. Philip Giraldi, former CIA military intelligence officer & counter-terrorism specialist (USA)

27. Wayne Madsen, former NSA officer, former head of Naval Sound Surveillance System in US Navy, investigative Journalist, author specializing in intelligence  (USA)

28. Dr. Scott Bennett, former army psychological warfare-counterterrorism officer, former State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism (USA)

29. Michael Maloof, former senior security analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (USA)

30. Scott Rickard, former intelligence officer for the USAF, the NSA, and the Directorate of National Intelligence (DNI) (USA)

31. Ken O’Keefe, former Marine and Gulf War veteran (USA – Ireland)

32. Colonel Alain Corvez, former advisor of French minister of defense (France)

33. Richard Labévière, former navy operational reserve officer, former editor-in-chief of Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) and Radio France Internationale (RFI), author (France)

34. Jürgen Cain Külbel, former criminal police (Germany)

35. Tamás Samu, former MP (Hungary)

36. François Ferrier, former Marine officer, ex-regional advisor of Lorraine (France)

37. Frank Creyelman Honorary MP (Flemish Parlament) / Former Chairman committee on Foreign policy, European affairs and International cooperation, Former senator in Belgium Parliament (Belgium)

38. Dr. Christian Bouchet, politician (France)

39. Christopher Black, international criminal lawyer, member of the Law Society of Upper Canada)

40. Edward C. Corrigan, Certified Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada in both Citizenship & Immigration and Refugee Protection Law (Canada)

41. Isabelle Coutant Peyre, lawyer (France)

42. Prof. Kaukab Siddique, Lincoln University professor, Muslim Leader (USA)

43. Prof. Matthew Crosston, Professor of Global Security and Strategic Intelligence, American Military University (USA)

44. Prof. Claudio Mutti, former professor at University of Bologna, editor of the journal “Eurasia” (Italy)

45. Greta Berlin, Co-Founder, the Free Gaza movement (USA)

46. Dr. Paul Larudee, Former Fulbright-Bays Lecturer (USA)

47. Vanessa Beeley – peace activist and independent journalist (USA – France)

48. Joaquin Flores, Editor in Chief of Fort Russ News, Director & Analyst at Center for Syncretic Studies (USA)

49. Gearóid Ó Colmáin, Geopolitical analyst, Media commentator (Ireland)

50. Mark Dankof, reverend, political analyst (USA)

51. Dr. E. Michael Jones, former professor at Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Indiana), editor of Culture Wars magazine (USA)

52. Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor, VeteransToday.com (USA)

53. Imam Muhammad Asi, Muslim Leader, former Imam of Islamic Center of Washington (USA)

54. Prof. Alexander Dugin, philosopher, political analyst and strategist (Russia)

55. Andre Vltchek, philosopher, author, filmmaker and investigative journalist (Russia)

56. Dr. Maria Poumier, former professor at Sorbonne University, author & researcher (France)

57. Dr. Stephen Sizer, former vicar of the Anglican parish of Christ Church (Virginia Water, Surrey), author of Christian Zionism – Road Map to Armageddon? (UK)

58. Konrad Rekas, journalist and senior member of “Polish Yes for Scotland Association” (Scotland)

59. Pepe Escobar, Asia Times correspondent (Brazil)

60. Lauren Booth, journalist and broadcaster (UK)

61. Jean Michel Vernochet, geopolitical analyst, former journalist editor at  Figaro Magazine (France)

62. David Lawley Wakelin, Documentary film maker (UK)

63. Dragana Trifkovic, Director of the Center for Geostrategic Studies (Serbia)

64. Leslie Varenne, President of IVERIS institute of strategic studies (France)

65. Lucien Cerise, author of “Governing through Chaos – Social Engineering and Globalization” (France)

66. Hafsa Kara-Mustapha, Journalist & Political Analyst (UK)

67. Jacob Cohen, Author and Researcher (France)

68. Gilles Munier, author and investigative journalist (France)

69. Max Igan, Lecturer, Political Analyst, Radio Presenter (Australia)

70. Marwa Osman, University Lecturer and freelance journalist (Lebanon)

71. Zeina Mohanna, human rights activists, author and international event organizer (Lebanon)

72. Dogan Bermek, Muslim Leader (Turkey)

73. Tesha Teshanovic, editor in chief of “Balkan Info” (Serbia)

74. Eric Walberg, author and commentator (Canada)

75. Peter Koenig, Economist, Geopolitical analyst, (Geneva)

76. Yvan Benedetti, president of l’OEuvre française (France)

77. Ladislav Zemanek, scholar, political activist (Czech)

78. Michael Opperskalski, Journalist, Editor & International Consultant (Germany)

79. Stefano Bonilauri, Editor in chief of Anteo Edizioni (Italy)

80. Navid Nasr, Research fellow, Center for Syncretic Studies (USA)

81. William H. Warrick III MD (Retired), Veterans For Peace, Chapter #01 Auburn, Maine