Iran is providing financial and material support to the Taliban, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said on October 6 Tuesday. General John Campbell told the U.S. Senate Armed Services committee that his forces have received reports that Iran has provided money and weapons to the Taliban mainly in the Herat region of Afghanistan.
The Washington Times (October 6, 2015):
Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing, but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews.
Before Mr. Clinton left office, the intelligence pointing toward Iran’s involvement in the terror attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen and wounded hundreds was deemed both extensive and “credible,” memos show.
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said it has seized 1.5 tons of high-grade explosives and arrested a number of suspects linked to the Iranian regime's Revolutionary Guards after it raided a warehouse in a residential district.
Barack Obama, like many U.S. presidents before him, is prepared to look past the disturbing behavior of the Iranian regime in order to build bridges with Tehran. As highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, Bill Clinton acted in the same manner when Iran’s involvement in the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia became evident.
Nearly 20 years after the attack on Khobar Towers near Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, the pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat claimed that Ahmed al-Mughassil had been apprehended for playing a key role in the terrorist attack according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).