Iran Has Turned Over 16 Al Qaida

Iran has turned over 16 al-Qaida terrorists to Saudi Arabia, according to Prince Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister. These were Saudi nationals who had escaped from Afghanistan to Iran. This report challenges earlier charges by Pentagon officials that Iran was deliberately giving safe haven to and harboring al-Qaida remnants. This allegation never made much sense, since strongly Shi`ite Iran deeply dislikes the hyper-Sunni al-Qaida and Taliban, and almost went to war against the latter itself.