Treasury Department Accuses Iran of Supporting al Qaeda

By Jeffrey Goldberg

The Bush Obama Treasury Department believes that figures in Iran are helping al Qaeda:

Treasury officials provided few details to back up their assertion that the Iranian government, dominated by Shiite Muslim clerics, had entered into an agreement with Al Qaeda, which is predominantly Sunni.

But Treasury officials nonetheless said that they were convinced that Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, who they described as a "prominent Iran-based Al Qaeda facilitator," was operating in Iran under an agreement between the terrorist group and the Iranian government. "This network serves as the core pipeline through which Al Qaeda moves money, facilitators and operatives from across the Middle East to South Asia, including to Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, a key Al Qaeda leader based in Pakistan," the Treasury Department said in a statement.


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