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Suspicions grow of Paris-Tehran deal on terror

Iran may have struck a more cooperative tone over the al-Qaida suspects in its custody in return for France cracking down on exiled opposition groups, Tehran newspapers reported yesterday. Political analysts speculated that it was more than a coincidence that Iranian authorities were divulging details about the al-Qaida suspects only days after France arrested more than 100 members of a resistance group opposed to Tehran. French police last week raided the headquarters of the People’s Mojahedin, although Iran’s demands for a crackdown against the group had fallen on deaf ears in the past. “Why did the French really detain the leadership?” the daily Iran News asked yesterday. The paper wrote that France might be trying “to put pressure on Tehran to return the alleged al-Qaida operatives believed to be in Iran because up to now the Iranian side has always complained about a double standard on the terrorism issue”. Full Story

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