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Bush expects Iran to crack down on al-Qaeda

US President George W. Bush said in an interview aired he thought Iran would respond to US requests to detain any members of the al-Qaeda terror network that may be on the loose in the Islamic republic. “Obviously, we’re nervous about the reporting now out that there’s some al-Qaeda inside of Iran,” Bush told Dubai-based Al-Arabiya news channel. “We just want the Iranians to understand that if there are al-Qaeda loose in Iran we expect them to be detained. If there are al-Qaeda in Iran and they plot against the United States, that obviously we’re going to be displeased with that,” he said. “My hope, of course, is that the Iranians respond. And they’ve heard our message loud and clear, and I suspect they will,” Bush said. Full Story

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