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U.S. Officials Press Saudis on Aiding Terror

A delegation of senior U.S. counterterrorism authorities is in Saudi Arabia this week to press government officials there to do more to crack down on the financing of terrorism. Officials from the National Security Council, the State Department, the Treasury and the FBI are meeting with Saudi leaders “at the highest levels,” a U.S. official said. A central purpose of their trip is to get the Saudi government to shut down businesses and charities used to funnel money to terrorist groups, including al Qaeda. Some of the Saudi charities are sponsored by the government or members of the royal family. The kingdom’s top law enforcement official, Interior Minister Prince Nayef, has been accused by some U.S. officials of supporting Islamic extremism. Full Story

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