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It Only Took 14 Years

By on 11.13.09 | 12:35PM

This morning's Washington Post reports:

Federal prosecutors on Thursday moved to seize several U.S. assets allegedly controlled by entities linked to the government of Iran, including a mosque and Islamic school in Potomac, land in Prince William County and a Manhattan skyscraper.

Prosecutors described an intricate web of ties allegedly connecting the properties to an Iranian bank that has been identified as a key financier of Tehran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs and possibly acts of terrorism. At the center of that web, they said, is a New-York based organization known as the Alavi Foundation, which U.S. authorities have for decades suspected of being a possible Iranian front.

Back in our December 1995 issue, we published Kenneth Timmerman's investigatory report on the Alavi Foundation and its fronting for the Mullah regime. "Islamic Iran's American Base," we called it. You can read the piece here

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