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Voice of America – English: Experts Say Iran-al-Qaida Nexus Real but Not New

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Outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran is the new home base for the al-Qaida terrorist group.  Analysts paint a more complicated picture but agree Iran has long harbored senior al-Qaida members, noting that Iran will continue to pose a challenge for the incoming Biden administration. With VOA’s Persian Service contributing, VOA Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington.

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