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U.S. Still Critical of Iran Despite Al Qaeda Arrests

The Bush administration said today that it had received word that Iran had recently arrested some Al Qaeda members operating in its territory, but that the actions had failed to ease American concerns about Iranian support for terrorist activities. “The steps that the Iranians claim to have taken in terms of capturing Al Qaeda are insufficient,” Ari Fleischer, the White House spokesman, said, after news reports of the arrests from Tehran. “It is important that Iran live up to its commitments and obligations not to harbor terrorists.” Administration officials said it was unclear how many Al Qaeda members had been arrested in Iran, what their identities were and whether they included any of the top officials, who some believe have been functioning with Iranian acquiescence. Full Story

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