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Iraq War / Terrorist Lawmaker #851184

CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 05, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Baghdad: Michael Ware) CNN report that Jamal Jafar Mohammed†, an elected member of Iraq's parliament, was involved in the 1983 car bombing of the US and French embassies, but fled the country, was convicted in absentia in Kuwait and involved in other terrorist activities discussed; circa 1983 photo shown; details given of charges he is supporting Shiite agents now and assisting Iran as a conduit of weapons into Iraq. [In interview, Prime Minister Nuri al-MALIKI {thru translator} comments on Mohammed's immunity from prosecution as a parliament member.] The question of whether the voters knew who Mohammed was at the time of his election, but he true identity was not secret to many in the Iraqi alliance, discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Ware, Michael

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