Iran: October 25, 2003


of them operational with smuggled or locally made spare parts.

The government admits that there are al Qaeda members in the country, that some are under arrest, but refuses to cooperate with the United States on the terrorism issue. However, Iran does cooperate with American allies like Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. However, suspected al Qaeda camps in eastern Iran (near the Afghan border) are believed to be kept in business with bribes, as




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