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Iranian FM says Tehran fighting terror, not sending militants to Iraq

Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi said his country was engaged in a “serious” crackdown on members of the al-Qaeda terror network, and he denied US charges that it was allowing gunmen to cross its border into Iraq. “Iran has been seriously fighting terrorist elements, particularly al-Qaeda elements, and has handed over a large number of those to their home countries,” Kharazi said after talks here with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah. “Others are still held in Iran, where they are accused of carrying out acts that violated Iranian national security and they will be tried accordingly,” he told reporters before leaving Kuwait at the end of a one-day visit. Kharazi did not give more details, but Iran had earlier acknowledged holding a raft of suspected militants of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda, including top leaders, without identifying them. Full Story

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