US kept bin Laden for long time before killing him: Ahmadinejad

May 16, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he knows that the U.S. military forces had taken al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden captive long before killing him.

“There is definite news that this person, who they announced was killed, had been kept by the American troops since a long time ago,” Ahmadinejad stated on Sunday.
He made the remarks at a meeting with the participants of a two-day conference on ‘Global Alliance against Terrorism for a Just Peace’, which started in Tehran on Saturday.
He said bin Laden was killed as part of an effort to attract voters as the U.S. presidential election is nearing.
Early on May, President Barack Obama announced bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.
Ahmadinejad said George W. Bush ordered an invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq under the pretext of fighting terrorists, including bin Laden. However, Bush’s goal was to save his country’s economy from a certain collapse and to attract votes.
Elsewhere in his remarks, he said the global hegemony is going downhill, adding the U.S. and the Zionist regime are on the verge of collapse.
The president said the Zionist regime is the “foundation” of the global hegemonic system, which if collapses, the domineering system of the U.S. and its allies will break down.
He also said the Zionists are behind all brutalities and terrorism in most parts of the world, including South America and Africa.
Countries in quest of justice want to promote dignity but the U.S. and its allies are trying to save the Zionist regime, he stated