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US tried to stop Al-Jazeera from airing Bin Laden tape: senior official

US diplomats in Qatar were given a copy of a videotape in which Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatens new attacks on the United States before it aired on Al-Jazeera television and unsuccessfully sought to prevent the Arabic-language network from broadcasting it, a senior State Department official said. “We got a copy of the tape a few hours before it aired,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. “We asked them not to air it because we don’t think they should give a platform to terrorists like this who call for the killing of innocents.” Full Story

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