A Look at Iran
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Plot in Canada disrupted, AQ in Iran involved
(April 24, 2013)
ADDING to post no. 3:
Alleged al-Qaeda-supported plot against Via train thwarted
Police say 2 accused were getting direction and guidance from al-Qaeda elements in Iran
CBC News Posted: Apr 22, 2013 1:44 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 22, 2013 10:36 PM ET
SNIPPET: RCMP officials said the two accused were plotting to derail a passenger train. Jennifer Strachan, chief superintendent of RCMP criminal operations in the province of Ontario, said the two suspects watched trains and railways in the Greater Toronto Area.
We are alleging that these two individuals took steps and conducted activities to initiate a terrorist attack, she told reporters.
SNIPPET: There was a specific route targeted, not necessarily a specific train, Strachan said, although she declined to reveal the route. According to a Reuters report, U.S. law enforcement and national security sources said the alleged plot targeted a rail line between Toronto and New York City.
The two men arrested are not Canadian citizens but were in the country legally, police said Monday.
SNIPPET: RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said the two accused were getting direction and guidance from al-Qaeda elements in Iran.
Off Thread Topic, but interesting...showing Al-Qaeda/Iran connection — just one example: