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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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailystar.com.lb ...


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

1 posted on 02/15/2014 3:02:14 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Well then, looks like Iran and the United States do have something in common, after all.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 3:04:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: nuconvert

That would have Iran supporting both sides in the civil war among the insurgents, both Hezbollah and AlQ as well as Assad. Curious.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 3:06:06 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt'sBorder myu Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: nuconvert

That would have Iran supporting both sides in the civil war among the insurgents, both Hezbollah and AlQ as well as Assad. Curious.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 3:06:23 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: arthurus

This administration needs to get their lies straight.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 3:09:33 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: arthurus

That’s correct


6 posted on 02/15/2014 3:09:51 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Our government is also helping Al Qaeda in Syria. At least Iran also backs the government.

I don’t believe anything our government says about the Middle East.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 3:13:58 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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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.]

It may be the Iranians believe the Assad government is on the verge of collapse. If that happens and Syria is dominated by a Sunni regime it would create a national security nightmare for the mullahs. But Iran has played this game for a while. They've been shipping weapons and materiel to AQ in Afghanistan for years.

8 posted on 02/15/2014 3:36:36 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
I don’t believe anything our government says about the Middle East.

Maybe what you really mean, is that, like most of us, you pretty much don't believe anything the government says about anything.

9 posted on 02/15/2014 3:36:58 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: nuconvert

Yeah? So is Obama.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 3:43:11 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: nuconvert
So what?

McCain, Linda, JF'nK and 0bummer are too.

No big deal.....

11 posted on 02/15/2014 3:57:50 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: nuconvert
The TREASURY?

Where the heck is the State Dept? CIA? Pentagon? etc.

What a cluster.....

12 posted on 02/15/2014 4:04:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: nuconvert

I find that hard to believe, given that the AQ faction is funneling thousands of fighters and suicide bombers into Iraq to kill Shia Muslims.


13 posted on 02/15/2014 4:10:57 PM PST by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: nuconvert
Wait a minute. I thought Iran was backing the Syrian government? Who's On First here?

I've got an idea. Why don't we just stick our nose in and back everybody? That way, we can't lose! And as there aren't any genuine good guys around there, our political "leaders" will feel righteous about whatever they do and how many billions of dollars and thousands of American lives they can throw at the mess!

It's a WIN-WIN...!

14 posted on 02/15/2014 4:11:15 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: nuconvert

A stupid report.

Iran supports Assad in Syria, who is fighting Al Qaeda. Iranian troops are on the ground inside Syria fighting for Assad, against Al Qaeda.

Plus, Iranian-backed Hezbollah troops and funding are in Syria fighting Al Qaeda.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 4:14:06 PM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
I don’t believe anything our government says about the Middle East.

Good idea.

I lived in the middle east five years and KNOW that Americans and our government haven't CLUE ONE about the middle east. Never have. Never will.

My husband concluded after three months there that the middle easterners simply THINK differently about EVERYTHING than we do. They have TOTALLY different values and expectations about EVERYTHING.

My read: we have nothing in common with them but our vertebral column.

16 posted on 02/15/2014 4:14:50 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Second topic about it, but regardless, nothing new, Iran's done this since day one. Thanks nuconvert, related: Senior al-Qaeda figure leaves Iran amid a series of departures by terrorist suspects.
17 posted on 02/15/2014 5:14:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: nuconvert

Never thought I’d trust the Iranians more than the US government....


18 posted on 02/15/2014 5:50:16 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: nuconvert

The state dept. is lying. Why would the Iranians try to take down their own puppet regime? I can’t wait to see how Carney, Harf, or Psaki will answer this one.

Oh wait, they won’t be asked.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 5:55:52 PM PST by struggle
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To: cloudmountain

>>I lived in the middle east five years and KNOW that Americans and our government haven’t CLUE ONE about the middle east

Honestly, what the hell does the State Dept. take us for? We know about Al-Nusra, Hezbullah, etc. more than their own staff does. It’s obvious they’re lying to try to put more pressure on Iran, and Iran is just laughing at our ignorance.

Let the centrifuges keep spinning, Obama.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 5:58:36 PM PST by struggle
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Our government is also supporting Iran atom program with feigned “failed pleas” with money to stop them... in the name of opening talks and reset buttons.... a nice fund raise on emotional air.


21 posted on 02/15/2014 6:10:41 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: nuconvert

Where is the report that The Obama administration was shipping guns to Alqueda terrorists in Syria through Benghazi,that’s why ambassador Stevens was killed


22 posted on 02/15/2014 6:27:38 PM PST by ballplayer
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23 posted on 02/15/2014 6:28:19 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: AdmSmith

pong


24 posted on 02/15/2014 6:35:41 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

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.
But even if these allegations are true, Iran has to work really hard to outhelp Obama.


25 posted on 02/15/2014 6:48:30 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Southack

Not stupid, it’s the truth.
Another example of why people say the ME is a very complicated place.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 7:04:59 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

It’s not the truth. It’s disinformation.


27 posted on 02/15/2014 7:20:47 PM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: nuconvert

Backwards not complicated.


28 posted on 02/15/2014 8:02:59 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: nuconvert

The general tenor of the comments to this Lebanese (Christian?)-authored article is of disdain for U.S. intelligence. This story smacks of clumsy CIA misinformation. It’s one more reason for the U.S. to stay out of Muslim politics, except to protect Israel: bunker-busting bombs for Israel, etc.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 8:25:58 PM PST by Kennard
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To: Southack; Kennard

more

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/02/treasury_department.php


30 posted on 02/15/2014 8:30:08 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Having read the comments to your link, Iran may figure that AQ will expend much of their efforts fighting the U.S.-backed FSA. Additionally, a strong AQ presence in Syria removes political cover from potential direct U.S. intervention. Iran may have even dictated how the AQ units they finance are deployed, as they do in Afghanistan.


31 posted on 02/15/2014 9:04:43 PM PST by Kennard
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To: nuconvert

What did they expect, Iran to obey the law? It’s a little like being surprised that Al Capone ran Chicago from jail.

At least some in Treasury are keeping an eye on the bad guys, while some at DOJ are freeing them.

Gee, I wonder who I could be referring to?


32 posted on 02/15/2014 10:23:36 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nuconvert; gandalftb
It is more that a full time job to follow what is happening in Syria.

Almost every day on my Twitter feed, I come across allegations that the jihadis operating in Syria- in particular, the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS) or “al-Qa’ida” more generally (by which Jabhat al-Nusra is meant as well)- are somehow in secret collaboration with the Assad regime, if not agents and creations of the regime.

http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/assad-regime-jihadis-collaborators-allies/

33 posted on 02/16/2014 1:39:56 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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This is an informative website http://carnegieendowment.org/syriaincrisis/


34 posted on 02/16/2014 1:45:29 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: nuconvert

If everyone is supporting Al Queda...

...then

..what?


35 posted on 02/16/2014 5:14:43 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: EBH

Russia isn’t and believe it or not, the U.S. isn’t intentionally supporting them either.


36 posted on 02/16/2014 5:23:49 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

I believe it, not.


37 posted on 02/16/2014 5:33:02 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: nuconvert

Point of order...... is that core Al Qaeda or rind Al Qaeda? There is also peel AQ and seed AQ.

The chicken crap voices whining from the whitehouse need to be more specific


38 posted on 02/16/2014 5:35:53 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: enduserindy

If only it were that simple


39 posted on 02/16/2014 5:52:51 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
Iran is the major sponsor of the evil in Syria.

Iran has to be stopped and charged under international law.

40 posted on 02/16/2014 6:08:58 AM PST by Rapscallion (Had enough? Let me know.)
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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 ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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