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Iranian official: ‘We allowed Al Qaeda to pass through Iran without stamping passport’

Top Iranian official Mohammad-Javad Larijani on claims in U.S. 9/11 report: “In some cases, we allowed Al-Qaeda members to pass through Iran without stamping their passport.”

Senior Iranian official Mohammad-Javad Larijani referred to the U.S. 9/11 Commission Report, and said that in some cases, Al-Qaeda members traveling 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 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali 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.

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