News ID: 138221
Published: 0723 GMT March 14, 2016

Iran: US court 9/11 ruling ‘ridiculous’

Iran: US court 9/11 ruling ‘ridiculous’

Iran on Monday slammed as “unjust”, “ridiculous” and “absurd” a US court ruling against the Islamic Republic over the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari described the US court order as “the latest product of the US judicial system in the race for blindly following Zionist Iranophobic scenarios,” Press TV reported.

The verdict comes as none of the 19 hijackers on September 11 was Iranian citizens. Fifteen were from Saudi Arabia, while two from the United Arab Emirates and one each from Egypt and Lebanon.


60 smugglers killed in anti-drug campaign


Police have killed over 60 drug smugglers in the past 12 months across Iran, a police commander said on Monday.

Iran’s Anti-Narcotics Police Chief Brigadier General Ali Moayyedi said that the number of anti-drug operation has increased by 15 percent during the period.

He said 110,000 addicts and 235,000 drug dealers and smugglers have been also detained.

The commander said over 540 tons of drugs have been seized during the 12 months to March, showing a 13 percent increase compared to the same period in previous year.

According to Moayyedi, the confiscations included 400 tons of opium and 80 tons of hashish, while the rest was heroin and morphine.


Blast wounds four in Tehran


At least four young men were wounded in a blast at a house in the Iranian capital, the spokesman of Tehran Fire Department said on Monday.

Jalal Maleki said that the incident took place early Monday when explosive materials went off in the house, IRNA reported.

He added that the men who suffered burns were rushed to hospital.

The injured were producing fireworks at the basement of the house. 

According to Maleki, the blast caused damage to the house and cars parked near it.

Fireworks are the leading cause of injuries such as burns and amputations during ceremonies during the last Tuesday night of Persian calendar year, also known as Chaharshanbeh Suri or the Festival of Fire.



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