An Iran link to al Qaeda and 9/11?

by on January 21st, 2004

For weeks now, stories have surfaced that may, when finally aggregated, show an Iraq-al Qaeda link. But have we overlooked Iran’s possible al Qaeda and 9/11 ties in the meantime? The details documented in this Chicago Tribune story, if true, could have huge implications for U.S.-Iranian relations and even on American foreign policy in general.

On what had been the eve of his widely expected acquittal, the trial of the second person charged by German authorities as an accomplice of the Sept. 11 hijackers was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after prosecutors disclosed the existence of a surprise witness purporting to link Iran to the hijackings.

The mysterious witness, who goes by the name Hamid Reza Zakeri and claims to have been a longtime member of the Iranian intelligence service, is said to have told German investigators that the Sept. 11 plot represented what one termed a “joint venture” between the terrorist group al-Qaida and the Iranian government.

There’s no choice but to wait for more information.

Via: Blog Iran.

Etalkinghead Staff