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Iran Says Unsure if Arrested Al Qaeda Are Senior

Iran, under pressure from Washington to join the U.S.-led war on terrorism, said on Monday it had arrested several suspected members of Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda but was unsure of their rank in the network. U.S. officials say they have intelligence suggesting senior al Qaeda members hiding in Iran had prior knowledge of the May 12 suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia in which 34 people, including eight Americans, were killed. Leading U.S. lawmakers predicted on Sunday there would shortly be positive developments regarding al Qaeda in Iran. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Iran currently had several al Qaeda suspects in custody “but we don’t know who these people are to be able to say whether they are senior or not.” Full Story

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