Iran denies reports on trial of al Qaeda members
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said on Sunday that the judiciary tried only a few number of Iranian sympathizers of al-Qaeda. “Only a number of Iranians sympathizers of al-Qaeda whose numbers were less than the numbers of the fingers of two hands were put on trial and sentenced,” Asefi told a regular news conference. “They were not members. They just were Iranians who advocated the group,” he added.
lat week, press reports said a number of al Qaeda members were tried in Iran. Iranian officials announced that a few fugitive Al-Qaeda members had been arrested after the U.S. attack on the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
Asefi said there are still investigations about the identity of those al-Qaeda members who are in Iranian jails.