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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 03:24 AM
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U.S. Secretly Met Iran Banking Officials
Source: Associated Press

US Secretly Met Iran Banking Officials
2008-02-15 21:36:49
By MATTHEW LEE and ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON (AP) A U.S. official met secretly with Iranian banking officials and senior government aides who oppose punishing the Islamic nation for not doing enough to stop money laundering and terrorism funding, The Associated Press has learned.

The talks last month in Paris took place despite the Bush administration's near-absolute ban on formal U.S.-Iran contact. They also occurred against the backdrop of Tehran's attempts to avert the imposition of new U.N. sanctions over its suspect nuclear program.

The United States co-chaired the meeting with Italy and was represented by Daniel Glaser, the Treasury Department's deputy assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes, a senior U.S. official said. Representatives of several other nations also attended.

The meeting was part of the Bush administration's attempts to ramp up international pressure on Iran to halt atomic activities that could lead to the development of nuclear weapons. The administration also wants Iran to stop its support for groups the U.S. has designated as terrorist organizations, the official said.

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margotb822 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 04:52 AM
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1. Once you refuse to change your mind
You become a hypocrite!
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 09:54 AM
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2. "...groups the U.S. has designated as terrorist organizations." How about the Bush Junta?
Biggest terrorist organization on the planet.
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Deny and Shred Donating Member (453 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 12:12 PM
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3. When will the U.S. put a halt to Saudi Arabia's terror funding.
None other than Bandar Bush was making threats of future terror attacks in London to Tony Blair if investigations into Saudi terror financing weren't halted. Since this message came from the head of Saudi Arabia's National Security Council it is apparent that this threat was STATE SPONSORED.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/15/bae.armstra...

According to GWB's rhetoric, they should be in the cross hairs already. If an Iranian security official did that, bombs would already be falling. The Saudi's must have every elected U.S. official in their pocket. And where is the media outrage? That stays across the pond.
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