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World Trade Center Candlelight Vigil in Tehran
(September 2001)

Candlelight Vigil




Which Middle East country held spontaneous candlelight vigils for victims of the World Trade Center Attack on 9/11?

  • Kuwait - No.
  • Saudi Arabia - No.
  • Israel - No.
  • Iran - Yes.

World Trade Center Towers terrorist attack.
World Trade Center under attack on 9/11/2001

Following the terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, many people in Iran showed their support for the victims with vigils, prayers and letters.

The victims of these terrorist attacks were citizens of many countries. Iranian and Iranian Americans were among the victims and survivors.


Candlelight vigil in Tehran for the WTC victims.
Thousands of Iranians attend candlelight vigil in Tehran.
Ground Zero - July 4, 2002
Iranian artist painting.

Generally Iranians are neither Arabs
nor Sunni Muslims.

The majority of 9/11 hijackers were Saudi Arabian
Arab Sunni Muslims.

Tehran citizens show support for the WTC victims.
Many Iranians show support for 9/11 victims.


Ground Zero - July 4, 2002
Ground Zero - World Trade Center
New York City - July 4, 2002


Oliver Stone move trailer: World Trade Center

Wikipedia - Sept. 11, 2001

A survivor tells his incredible story of that day inside the World Trade Center.

Americans lean about Iran - class lesson plan.