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Tehran - Iran Denies Link With Canada Train Terror Plot Suspects

Published on: April 23, 2013 07:49 AM
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RCMP Chief Superintendent Jennifer Strachan (R), Assistant Commissioner James Malizia (C) and Chief Superintendent Gaeten Courchesne (L) speak during a news conference in Toronto, Ontario, April 22, 2013. . REUTERS/Aaron HarrisRCMP Chief Superintendent Jennifer Strachan (R), Assistant Commissioner James Malizia (C) and Chief Superintendent Gaeten Courchesne (L) speak during a news conference in Toronto, Ontario, April 22, 2013. . REUTERS/Aaron Harris

Tehran - Iran is denying any link with two suspects charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train.

Canadian authorities claim the suspects - 30 year-old Chiheb Esseghaier and 35-year-old Raed Jaser, - had “direction and guidance” from al-Qaida members in Iran, though there was no allegations the planned attacks were state-sponsored.

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Esseghaier is believed to be Tunisian and Jaser is from the United Arab Emirates.

Some al-Qaida members were allowed to stay in Iran after fleeing Afghanistan but were under tight controls.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters Tuesday that there is “no firm evidence” of any Iranian involvement and groups such as al-Qaida have “no compatibility with Iran in both political and ideological fields.”

He called the Canadian claims part of hostile policies against Tehran.


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 Apr 23, 2013 at 08:41 AM AlbertEinstein Says:

Sorry, Iran's pronouncements have no credibility whatsoever.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 02:06 PM Anon Says:

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AlbertEinstein Says:

Sorry, Iran's pronouncements have no credibility whatsoever.

no, they don't, but this is an odd story. The Al Qaeda Sunni hate Shiites and the Iranians/Hezbollah have their own Shia network to blow up trains. Since the Iranians supposedly have the Al Qaeda they're watching under control, we can surmise that either the intelligence is wrong and this was sponsored by a group outside Iran, or the Iranians were trying to add an extra layer of deniability before attacking a target that might provoke US response.

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