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Iran to try unextradited al-Qaeda members

Iran confirmed it will put on trial members of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terror network that Tehran has been unable to extradite that could include senior figures. “If their nationality is not clear and if no country will accept them, we will do what the information minister said,” and try them in Iran, foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Monday. Intelligence Minister Ali Yunessi was quoted in the media on Saturday as saying Iran could put on trial some senior al-Qaeda members whom it has been unable to extradite. However, the press quoted different versions of his comments and, until Monday, Tehran provided no official clarification of its position. The Islamic republic has declined to reveal the identities of the terror suspects it is holding. Full Story

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