Saudi Arabia Is Prime Source of Terror Funds, U.S. Says

[Los Angeles Times] Josh Meyer - Saudi Arabia remains the world's leading source of money for al-Qaeda and other extremist networks and has failed to take key steps requested by U.S. officials to stem the flow, the Bush administration's top financial counter-terrorism official, Stuart A. Levey, told a Senate committee Tuesday. "Saudi Arabia today remains the location where more money is going to terrorism, to Sunni terror groups and to the Taliban than any other place in the world," Levey said. The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday ordered an independent review of the efforts to choke off financing used by al-Qaeda and other extremist groups.

2008-04-03 01:00:00

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