Convicted terrorists in US admit to ties with Tehran

An American newspaper has reported that two men currently on trial for planning terrorist attacks in Manhattan have had ties with the Iranian regime. According to the paper, one of them admitted he felt bound to implement religious decrees issued by the Iranian regime’s leaders.

Examiner wrote on August 5, “Two suspects were convicted in Manhattan for a terrorism conspiracy that revealed ties to Iran and Venezuela.”

“cross-examination at trial, Kadir admitted that he regularly passed information to Iranian authorities and believed himself bound to follow fatwas from Iranian religious leaders.”

The paper added, “Following a six-week jury trial, Russell Defreitas, 67, a/k/a “Mohammed,”  and Abdul Kadir, 58, a/k/a Aubrey Michael Seaforth, were convicted Friday in federal court in New York City of conspiring to attack John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, by exploding fuel tanks and the fuel pipeline under the airport.”

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