Sibel Edmonds testified under oath August 8, 2009. This segment covers her testimony regarding Behrooz Sarshar, an FBI translator who Edmonds took to the FBI’s Inspector General and the 9/11 Commission; Sarshar had personal knowledge that the “FBI received information in April 2001 from a reliable Iranian intelligence asset that Osama bin Ladin was planning attacks on four to five cities with planes. Some of the people were already in the country, and the attacks would happen in a few months.”
SOURCE: See Video 2 of 5, Transcript pgs 66-67
TRANSCRIPT, Pgs. 66-67:
Q Now, one of the other entries indicates, it says 911 For Knowledge, and I’ll just read it. It says, “She claims that the FBI received information in April 2001 from a reliable Iranian intelligence asset that Osama bin Ladin was planning attacks on four to five cities with planes. Some of the people were already in the country, and the attacks would happen in a few months.” Did you — did you make that claim?
A I took the language specialist, Farsi speaking language specialist, senior language specialist from the Iranian Division, Farsi Division, FBI, Washington field office, who worked right next to me, to the 9/11 Commission and Inspector General’s Office, and he testified on this. He informed me and he showed me this translator Bekru (phonetic) Sharsahr, and there are documents out there that he went to the Inspector General’s Office. He gave them the documents, the translated documents on the Iranians. I was not part of that translation. I was not involved. After I left the FBI because I was witness to that department, what they had obtained, I just facilitated Mr. Sharshar’s meeting with 9/11 Commission and also with the Glenn Fine, Department of Justice Inspector General’s Office, and I put him in touch with the members of media. But that’s my only involvement with that Iranian case.
Q Do you believe that that’s why the 9/11 — the families of the 9/11 victims wanted to get your testimony in connection with their case?
A I am not sure because as far as I knew, it had to do with the government of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Arabian financial institutions. I was not told anything about Iranian case.