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U.S. Treasury Says Iran Helping Al Qaeda in Syria
Daily Star ^ | Feb. 7, 2014

Posted on 02/15/2014 3:02:14 PM PST by nuconvert

Iran is assisting key Al-Qaeda figures to transfer Sunni fighters into Syria, the Obama administration charged Thursday.

The accusation, detailed in new sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury department targeting Iranian terror links, indicates Iranian officials are backing opposing sides in the Syrian civil war.

Olimzhon Adkhamovich Sadikov, described by the Treasury Department as an Iran-based Islamic Jihad Union facilitator who “operates there with the knowledge of Iranian authorities,” was designated for providing logistical support and funding to Al-Qaeda’s Iran-based network.


Sadikov, also known as Jafar al-Uzbeki and Jafar Muidinov, serves as a “key extremist smuggler based in Mashhad, Iran, near the country's border with Afghanistan, and has provided visas and passports to numerous foreign fighters, including Al-Qaeda recruits, to facilitate their travel," the Treasury said, adding that “he assisted extremists and operatives transiting Iran on their way into and out of Pakistan and Afghanistan,” the Treasury said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; alqaeda; iran; israel; lebanon; pakistan; russia; syria; terrorism; waronterror
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To: nuconvert

It is simple. Note 1. They hate everyone and everything that is different. Note 2. They will destroy everyone and everything they hate the day after they can.

41 posted on 02/16/2014 11:15:53 AM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: cunning_fish
Alleged perp’s name is heavily russified indicating a Sunni ethnic Uzbek. It is extremely unlikely that said person could cooperate with Iranian authorities who are backing Assad’s government against Al-Qaeda.

Concurring bump.

This guy's a jihadi smuggler who operates in the border region close to Afghanistan, not an official in the Iranian government.

42 posted on 02/17/2014 5:24:39 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: arthurus
That would have Iran supporting both sides in the civil war among the insurgents, both Hezbollah and AlQ as well as Assad. Curious.

Assad himself has been holding off on bombing the Al Qaeda-linked rebels and has been bombing the moderate ones. This information just highlights that strategy.
43 posted on 02/18/2014 9:23:30 AM PST by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Chad_the_Impaler

There are no moderates fighting in Syria. They are all Mohammedans.

44 posted on 02/18/2014 9:38:52 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE
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