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Al-Qaeda leaders "busy" in Iran: Rumsfeld

Senior al-Qaeda leaders are “busy” in Iran, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said amid reports that terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia were directed by a small cell of terrorist leaders in Iran. “Just from a factual standpoint there is no question but that there have been and are today senior al-Qaeda leaders in Iran and they are busy,” he said. Rumsfeld spoke after thanking the crown prince of Bahrain, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, for his country’s support in Iraq. Earlier, the Arab television news network Al-Jazeera aired an audiotape purportedly by top al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri exhorting Muslims to carry out more suicide attacks against western targets. “I think these guys are the enemies of free people anywhere,” the Bahraini crown prince told reporters after meeting with Rumsfeld. Full Story

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