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Al-Qaeda Ties to Iran

The report Thursday by the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks suggests that the Bush administration’s suspicions about ties between al-Qaeda and Iraq might have been better focused on another nation: Iran. The commission found evidence of numerous contacts between Osama bin Laden’s terrorist group and the regime of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, including suspicions by the Clinton administration that Iraq might have offered bin Laden asylum in the late 1990s. But “we do not have … evidence of a concrete, collaborative, operational agreement,” said commission Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton, a former Democratic congressman from Indiana. “Conversations, yes, but nothing concrete.”Full Story

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