The U.S. promises $ 10 million for an accomplice of "al-Qaeda" in Iran
United States announced a reward of $ 10 million for information about the defendant of aiding and financing of "al-Qaida" in Iran Yassin al-Suri.
"Under the agreement between the "al-Qaeda" and the Iranian government Yasin al-Suri helps to convey the money and fighters across the Iranian territory into the disposal of the leaders of "al-Qaeda" in neighboring countries", said the representative of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security of the U.S. Department of State Robert Hartung, Gazeta.ru reported.
Earlier, the U.S. imposed sanctions against six members of the "al-Qaeda", who are, according to their data, supported by Iran. The leader of this group was named Yassin al-Suri, also known as Abdel Aziz Khalil Ezedina. According to the U.S. law enforcement agencies, he is based in Iran and "operates under an agreement between the "al-Qaeda" and the Iranian government". The group also includes Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, Umid Mohammadi, Salim Hassan Khalifa Rashid Al-Kuwari, Abdullah Ghanim al-Muslim Mafuz Khawar and Al Hassan Ali Al-Ajmi. In the case of finding assets of these persons in the U.S., they should be frozen. Americans are also prohibited to maintain a business relationships with them.
"Iran is a crucial transit point for financing the activities of "al-Qaeda" in Afghanistan and Pakistan", said in the Ministry of Finance of the United States. As stressed by the Deputy Minister of Finance of the United States to combat terrorism and financial intelligence David Cohen, "Iran is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism", ITAR-TASS reported.
On the eve, one of the Islamist websites posted the video treatment of so-called "successor of Osama bin Laden" Anwar al-Awlaki, who was terminated September 30, 2011 in Yemen.
The ideologue of radical Islamists urged American Muslims to join "al-Qaeda". "You have two options: to emigrate or to wage "holy war". I especially appeal to young people either to fight in the West, or to join our brothers in Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia", said in his video treatment.