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Iran Won't Let U.S. Quiz Arrested Al Qaeda Members

Iran’s president said on Wednesday Tehran had no intention of allowing U.S. officials to interrogate any al Qaeda members it has arrested but would hand over any Saudi al Qaeda members it has to Riyadh. Asked by reporters after a weekly cabinet meeting whether Iran would let U.S. officials question al Qaeda members detained in Iran, President Mohammad Khatami responded with a firm “No.” U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage Tuesday told reporters in Canberra Washington wanted access to high-level members of Osama bin Laden’s network held in Iran so that it can interrogate them on any future attacks al Qaeda may be planning. Iran has refused to identify which al Qaeda members it has caught and has already ruled out handing them over to the United States. Full Story

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