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Cooperation on Terror Seems ‘One-Way Street’

The fight against terrorism requires international cooperation. That’s the mantra. The reality is something else. Beneath the public platitudes about cooperation, many countries complain that the United States does not allow them access to terrorism suspects being held by the CIA, mostly at secret locations. This policy has hurt prosecutions in Indonesia, as well as France, Germany and Australia, officials in those countries say. France, for instance, would like to interrogate Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah, top Qaeda figures being held by the CIA at undisclosed locations. The French have solid information that the two men were involved in the bombing of the synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba in April 2002, a senior French counterterrorism official said in a recent interview. But the Bush administration will not allow the French investigators to talk to either man, he said.Full Story

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