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this guy is bad news, and in such, may end up being bad news for the Iraqi people, as a whole.
U.S. Government Source Says Some of the Information Chalabi Turned Over to Iran Could 'Get People Killed'
Since the war, Chalabi's contacts with Iran may have intensified: a Chalabi aide says that since December, he has met with most of Iran's top leaders, including supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his top national-security aide, Hassan Rowhani. "Iran is Iraq's neighbor, and it is in Iraq's interest to have a good relationship with Iran," Chalabi's aide says.
The Newsweek report claims electronic intercepts show Chalabi gave Iran "sensitive" tips about U.S. political plans in Iraq - but gives no details - and says there are "indications" that Chalabi leaked details of U.S. security operations.
The Pentagon has halted its monthly payments to the Iraqi National Congress, the group led by Ahmed Chalabi, the man once viewed by U.S. defense officials as a potential post-war Iraqi leader.
A Pentagon spokesman says the decision to halt the monthly payments of $340,000 was made last week and that the May payment to the group was the last.
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz confirmed the move in testimony before Congress. He said the cutting off of further funds to the Iraqi National Congress was linked to the coming turnover of power in Iraq following last year's U.S. invasion.
"That was a decision that was made in light of the process of transferring sovereignty to the Iraqi people," he said. "We felt it was no longer appropriate for us to continue funding in that fashion."
There was no comment from the U.S. military press office. Police sealed off the residence in the city's fashionable Mansour district and would not allow reporters to approach. At least two Humvees could be seen, with a dozen U.S. troops milling about.
Several armed Westerners were also seen, wearing flak vests and using SUVs without license tags — vehicles associated here with U.S. security.
Some people could be seen loading boxes into vehicles, and neighbors said some members of Chalabi's entourage were taken away.....
Musawi said the Americans also seized computers from INC offices.
For years, Chalabi's INC had received hundreds of thousands of dollars every month from the Pentagon, in part for intelligence passed along by exiles about Saddam Hussein's purported weapons of mass destruction.
There are also indications that Chalabi has provided details of U.S. security operations. According to one U.S. government source, some of the information Chalabi turned over to Iran could "get people killed."
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded that a U.S.-funded arm of Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress has been used for years by Iranian intelligence to pass disinformation to the United States and to collect highly sensitive American secrets, according to intelligence sources.
"Iranian intelligence has been manipulating the United States through Chalabi by furnishing through his Information Collection Program information to provoke the United Sates into getting rid of Saddam Hussein," said an intelligence source who was briefed on the DIA's conclusions, which were based on a review of thousands of internal documents.