WASHINGTON - The US Treasury Department on Thursday named a member of an al-Qaida group operating with Iranian support and banned Americans from any dealing with him.

The US Treasury accused Adel Radi Saqr al-Wahabi (al-Harbi) of working with a network that served as a pipeline for al-Qaida to move operatives and funds in South Asia and the Middle East.

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It had previously targeted six other members of the group in June 2011.


"We will continue targeting this crucial source of al-Qaida's funding and support, as well as highlight Iran's ongoing complicity in this network's operation," David Cohen, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement.