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U.S. Ends Talks With Iran Over Al Qaeda Links

In the wake of the Saudi bombings, the United States has broken off talks indefinitely with Iran because of intelligence indicating that Al Qaeda operatives have taken refuge in the Islamic Republic. The Bush administration has notified Iran, through Swiss, British and U.N. envoys, that it expects to see action against Al Qaeda before resuming the talks on security and regional issues, held under U.N. auspices. The latest talks were scheduled to be held in Geneva today but were canceled by the White House, according to administration officials. “We decided not to continue talks because of what happened in Saudi Arabia and the potential links to people who are now in Iran. We’re finding other ways to tell the Iranians that we want to know whatever they know about Al Qaeda in Iran,” said a senior administration official. Full Story

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