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The new US allegations of Iran's involvement in 9/11 attacks are reminiscent of Washington's rhetoric that led to the destructive war imposed on Iraq in 2003, a political analyst tells Press TV.

"We are basically witnessing a repeat of what happened prior to Iraq war in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Essentially the same people, who orchestrated the Iraq war or supported the Iraq war, are at it again, this time against Iran," said Foad Izadi, a Professor at the University of Tehran.

"The problem is that the US government has a tradition of leveling these types of threats and then attacking countries based on dubious allegations," he added.

Izadi was making reference to a Thursday ruling by a US federal judge in Manhattan that alleged Iran, together with the Taliban and al-Qaeda, was involved in the 9/11 attacks.

The court, meanwhile, withdrew Saudi Arabia's name from the ten-year-old case, even though 15 of the 19 attackers were Saudi nationals.

Tehran has condemned the recent US allegations against Iran as amateurish and baseless scenarios.

Izadi pointed to the recent withdrawal of the US troops from Iraq, and a noted, "I think they want to start another war, and these are quite serious times that we live in."

The analyst however, argued, "Iran is quite different from Iraq" as the Islamic Republic "is fully capable of defending itself,", and warned the US of "a very messy situation" in case it embarks on a military aggression against Iran.

More than one million Iraqis were killed as the result of the US-led invasion and subsequent occupation of the country since 2003, according to the California-based investigative organization Project Censored.

Washington claimed the military action was carried out to locate and destroy weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the country while former dictator Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime was still in power. However, no WMDs were ever discovered and the war continued unabated.