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US Officials: Iran May Be Aiding Al-Qaida (Again)


By SIOBHAN GORMAN – “WASHINGTON – U.S. officials say they believe Iran recently gave new freedoms to as many as five top Al Qaeda operatives who have been under house arrest, including the option to leave the country, and may have provided some material aid to the terrorist group.

The men, who were detained in Iran in 2003, make up Al Qaeda’s so-called management council, a group that includes members of the inner circle that advised Usama bin Laden and an explosives expert widely considered a candidate for a top post in the organization.

The assertions are likely to amplify tensions between Washington and Tehran. A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday moved to intensify sanctions to force Iran into negotiations on its nuclear program, while Tehran has largely defied pressure. This week, Iran prevented UN nuclear inspectors from gaining access to sites and scientists, according to diplomats.

Skeptics caution that intelligence on Iran’s activities is limited and worry that some policy makers might use provocative reports to justify military action against Tehran. Iran has denied any connection with Al Qaeda.

U.S. officials believe there have been recent indications that officials in the Iranian government have provided Al Qaeda operatives in Iran limited assistance, including logistical help, money and cars, according to a person briefed on the developments.

Adding to the U.S. pressure on Iran, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told senators in an annual intelligence assessment that U.S. agencies believe the Iranian regime is now more willing to conduct an attack in the U.S.” Read more.

Federal Judge who ruled Iran behind 9/11 Vindicated with more Evidence – “… Iran has already threatened terror attacks on American soil. Remember the Iranian terrorist who was invited to the Oval Office? His name is Hadi al-Ameri and he is a longtime, close colleague of the man to whom the Ayatollah reportedly ordered to carry out terror attacks in the United States recently. If al-Qaeda worked with Iran to perpetrate the 9/11 attacks and the latter is now threatening more attacks against the United States, wouldn’t it make sense to see Iran take the leash off of al-Qaeda today?” Read more.

Flashback: Iran’s Link to Al-Qaeda: The 9/11 Commission’s Evidence – “The following are excerpts from the 9/11 Commission Report, an unclassified version of which was released to the public on July 22, 2004. The commission interviewed more than 1,000 people in ten countries and conducted an unprecedented review of U.S. intelligence. Among its findings, excerpted below, was evidence of a significant and continuing relationship between al-Qaeda and the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Read more.

Flashback: Iran Planning US Attack ‘Worse Than The World Trade Center’ From Latin American Countries (Video):

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