Iran confirms al-Qaida convictions

[JURIST] Iran acknowledged Sunday that it has convicted a number of Iranian nationals of supporting al-Qaida. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hamid Reza Asefi confirmed the convictions, said to be fewer than five, but did not provide details of the charges, indicate when the convictions took place, or say what sentences were imposed. Iran has denied US allegations that it has working relationships with senior al-Qaida officials who allegedly fled into Iran after the war in Afghanistan. AP has more.

 

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