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US - EU Citizens Among al-Qa’ida Arrested in Iran

August 20, 2003
Middle East Media Research Institute
MEMRI News Ticker

The Saudi daily OKAZ said that according to Iranian governmental sources, European and American citizens are among the al-Qa'ida members arrested in Iran.
(OKAZ, Saudi Arabia, 8/18/03)

Iran's expediency council chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Iran is too strong to be defeated. 'God punishes tyrants with tyrants; enemies of Iran were punished with each other, but Iran is now firm and stable, being concerned about the condition of Muslim Iraqi people.'
(Kayhan, Iran, 8/18/03)

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said a ruling issued by an argentine court against Iranians is null and void, as it is politically motivated and not based on judicial procedures. He said Tehran was following through diplomatic channels the ruling that had been dictated by the Zionist regime.
(Jumhour-e Eslami, Iran, 8/19/03)

Commenting on a recent news story which said Iran's 3-million-dollar financial aid to the Islamic jihad has been confiscated, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said, 'this is only a rumor and Iran dismisses such information.'
(Yas-e no, Iran, 8/19/03)

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said that diplomats had no right to comment on the highly technical and expert-level issue of enriched uranium without knowing the details.
(Jumhour-e Eslami, Iran, 8/19/03)

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said a foreign presence would not guarantee the security of the Caspian Sea region and of the littoral states, but would only further complicate the situation. 'We believe that regional security and interests can be guaranteed by increased understanding, conference and collaboration.'
(Aftab-e Yazd, Iran, 8/19/03)

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13 posted on 08/20/2003 8:19:25 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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US - EU Citizens Among al-Qa’ida Arrested in Iran

August 20, 2003
Middle East Media Research Institute
MEMRI News Ticker

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