In sorting out which parts of the story told by Hamid Reza Zakeri are true, German federal police have their work cut out for them. The Bundeskriminalamt, known as the BKA, has produced Zakeri as a surprise witness in the German government’s troubled case against Abdelghani Mzoudi and declared that Zakeri can link Mzoudi to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But before a five-judge panel Thursday in a Hamburg courtroom, prosecutors acknowledged that BKA agents still are assessing Zakeri’s credibility. They can start with his name. As Zakeri cheerfully admitted during a telephone interview with the Tribune from a hotel room in Germany, the name is a phony one–bestowed on him, he says, during his years of service as an Iranian intelligence agent. Full Story
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