Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the attacks were a "complicated, designed game" to affect people's emotions and pave way for the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
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He also says US launched those wars to solve its own economic problems. Ahmadinejad's remarks appeared on Iranian state TV's website on Sunday.
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The Iranian leader has repeatedly questioned the official version of the events surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks, calling it a "big lie."
In 2010, New York turned down his request to visit the World Trade Center site to pay respects to the victims of the terrorist attacks.
'US launched wars to solve crisis.' Ahmadinejad (Photo: Reuters)
Meanwhile, Supporters of an Islamist political party in Pakistan have used the anniversary of the September 11 attacks to stage anti-American protests.
In Islamabad, about 100 people chanted and held up banners that repeated conspiracy theories alleging American or Israeli involvement in the attacks.
Such theories have been commonly aired among Islamists and militant sympathizers since the attacks in 2001.
A smaller demonstration also took place in the central Punjabi city of Multan.
Both demonstrations were organized by Jamat-e-Islami, the country's largest Islamist political party.
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