NewsSpecial WireAl-Qaeda increasingly working out of Iran – FT

Al-Qaeda increasingly working out of Iran – FT

-

Iran Focus: London, Jul. 07 – Al-Qaeda operatives are increasingly using Iran as a base to carry out “terrorist operations” in Iraq and elsewhere, Britain’s Financial Times reported on Saturday. Iran Focus

London, Jul. 07 – Al-Qaeda operatives are increasingly using Iran as a base to carry out “terrorist operations” in Iraq and elsewhere, Britain’s Financial Times reported on Saturday.

One official described to the FT the al-Qaeda operation in Iran as a “money and communications hub”.

The group’s operatives, who link the al-Qaeda leadership in Pakistan with their disciples in Iraq, the Levant, and North Africa, move with relative freedom in the country, the report said.

The officials told the FT that the creation of some kind of al-Qaeda hub in Iran appeared to be separate from the group of seven senior al-Qaeda figures, including Saad bin Laden, believed to have been in Iran since 2002.

A senior US official said the information had produced different assessments. “The most conservative, cautious intelligence assessment is that [the Iranian authorities”> are turning a blind eye. But there are a lot of doubts about that”, he said.

“They are benefiting from the mayhem that AQ is carrying out. They don’t have to deal with al-Qaeda to benefit”, he added.

Latest news

Raisi’s Execution Tactics Exposed

Ebrahim Raisi will become president of Iran in just over a week, even though (or perhaps, because) his resume...

Khuzestan Water Shortages Protests

The Khuzestan protests over water shortages entered their 12th consecutive day on Monday, with demonstrations spreading to other cities...

Iran’s Failed Economic Policies Lead to Loss of Food Security

In the field of economics, there are two types of challenges. First, urgent issues, and second, long-term problems. In...

Iran Water Protests Revive Opportunities and Threats From Earlier Nationwide Uprisings

On or about July 15, residents of the Iranian province of Khuzestan began protesting over severe and persistent water...

Iran’s Officials: “We Are All To Blame”

Because of the destruction of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war which destroyed Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province the other border provinces,...

The Disastrous Results of Iran’s Corrupted Projects

Following the recent protests over the water shortage of the Iranian people mainly in the Khuzestan province, there is...

Must read

Russia optimistic but wants changes in Iran text

Reuters: Russia produced amendments on Wednesday to a draft...

Iran sends message to Saudi Arabia amid rising tension

Reuters: Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani delivered letters...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you