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WASHINGTON - The US Treasury Department on Thursday named six members that it said were members of an al-Qaida group operating with Iranian support and banned Americans from any dealing with them.
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Treasury said the group was headed by Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil and described him as "a prominent Iran-based al-Qaida facilitator" operating under agreement with the Iranian government.
It said the network served as a pipeline for al-Qaida to move money and
operatives across the Middle East to South Asia, including into
Treasury said that, as a result of its targeting the network, US
citizens were prohibited from financial transactions with its members
and any of its assets that were discovered within US jurisdiction were
subject to seizure.
Iranian officials in New York described the allegations as "totally baseless," the Wall Street Journal
reported. Iran "itself has been a victim of acts of terrorism."JPost.com staff contributed to this report