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Iran Denies Secret Nuclear Sites, Al Qaeda Links

Iran Wednesday denied U.S. allegations that it had secret atomic facilities or links with al Qaeda and accused Washington of double standards in the war on terror. U.S. officials have increased pressure on Tehran in recent days, accusing it of not doing enough to root out members of al Qaeda in Iran who may have played a role in suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia earlier this month. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said a “handful” of suspects were still being questioned and it was not yet clear whether they could include senior members of Osama bin Laden’s network who may have known about the Riyadh attacks. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Tuesday the arrests had not defused U.S. concerns that senior al Qaeda members were still in Iran. Full Story

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