posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 12:03 PM
Apparently, Iran is not in collusion with al Qaeda as we have been originally told by the U.S. governmen0. Iran has arrested and tried numerous al
Qaeda members, including some high-ranking ones. Verdicts have been issued, although the Iranian government is not specifying what the verdicts are.
This probably will not make the U.S. government happy, however, since it has repeatedly told Iran and Afghanistan to turn all terrorists, namely al
Qaeda, over to U.S. authorities.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's judiciary has tried a number of arrested al Qaeda members and verdicts have been issued, a senior judiciary official was
quoted as saying on Monday.
Tehran Justice Department (news - web sites) head Abbasali Alizadeh told the semi-official Fars news agency Iran's "high-ranking officials are
satisfied with the issued verdicts," but did not elaborate on what the verdicts had been.
News of the trials is likely to anger Washington, which has repeatedly called on Iran to hand over all al Qaeda suspects it is holding. Guilty
verdicts sentencing them to long jail terms would make that an even more distant prospect.
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Of course this news will anger Washington, as it destroys one of their possible justifications to invade Iran. What intrigues me the most is why the
U.S. government would be upset over a different country punishing al Qaeda. Is it that important the U.S. does it themselves? Or is there something
else going on here?
[edit on 6-12-2004 by Banshee]