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WASHINGTON — U.S. officials Thursday said a wealthy Saudi dissident was a prime suspect in two guerrilla bombings that have killed 24 Americans in the past year in an apparent effort to drive the United States from Saudi Arabia.
Counterterrorism officials said they had received a report from a foreign intelligence service that the suspect, Osama Bin Laden, had taken credit for the bombings in telephone conversations and had vowed to strike again.

Although the officials were unable to confirm the bulk of the foreign-supplied intelligence, they said it was unusually detailed “and does fit well with what we know from other sources concerning Bin Laden and Sunni extremist networks.”

“For example, we have a large body of reporting on Bin Laden’s efforts to encourage cooperation between Islamic extremists of many nationalities and on his long-time relationship with Iraqi and Sudanese officials and have some reporting concerning his cells within Saudi Arabia,” a counterterrorism official said.

Bin Laden, who has recently spent time in Sudan, Yemen and Afghanistan, has denied involvement in the bombings that killed five Americans and two Indians in Riyahd on Nov. 13, 1995 and killed 19 U.S. airmen in Dhahran last June 25.

But he called those events warnings that the United States should withdraw its forces from Saudi Arabia, America’s largest oil supplier. Four Saudis executed for the Riyadh attack said they had been inspired by his writings.

State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns declined comment on a report in Thursday’s Washington Times, which detailed the telephone conversations in which Bin Laden purportedly took credit for the blasts and promised to hit again.

Specifying that he was speaking about Bin Laden without reference to the ongoing joint U.S.-Saudi bombing probe, Burns said: “He’s a bad guy … engaged in activities that we believe are terroristic.

“We try to follow his career because we want people like him to meet justice. We want to bring them to justice when we can. So, we’re interested in him and we’ll continue to follow his career very closely.” In a fact sheet handed out in February, the State Department described Bin Laden, scion of a Saudi construction family who was stripped of his Saudi citizenship in 1994, as “one of the most significant financial sponsors of Islamic extremist activities in the world today.”

It linked Bin Laden, who has been under the protection of the fundamentalist Taleban militia in Afghanistan, to guerrilla training camps in Afghanistan and Sudan and said he backed a bid to bomb U.S. forces in Yemen in 1992.

The Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is leading the U.S. side of the probe, and the Saudi Embassy declined comment on whether Bin Laden was a suspect in the Dhahran bombing.

But Kenneth Katzman of the Congressional Research Service, who monitors the Gulf region and has just returned from visits to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, said Bin Laden was feared as “the major potential threat to U.S. forces in the Gulf.”

“Based on my conversations with U.S. military and other officials in the region, it’s clear that they are looking at him closely in connection with the two past bombings,” he added in a telephone interview.

Another U.S. official who monitors the Middle East said Bin Laden had long been a prime suspect. He said Bin Laden, a Sunni Moslem, apparently had poor relations with Iran’s radical Shiite leaders, accused by the United States of being the chief state sponsor of anti-Western terrorism.

But Katzman said he understood that Bin Laden had narrowed his differences with Iran. “Any consumation of a political marriage between Iran and Bin Laden could have devastating consequences for the U.S. military in the Gulf,” he added.

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Nilesh on Sharad Pawar’s statement – All you need to know about it..

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chairman Sharad Pawar told reporters on Saturday (May 21) that Shiv Sena’s candidate will be voted for the sixth seat in the Rajya Sabha elections. Additional votes will be awarded to the candidate declared by Shiv Sena. Pawar clarified that whether that candidate is Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati or anyone else, the NCP will vote for him. However, after Pawar’s statement, now BJP Secretary of State and former MP Nilesh Rane has focused on the NCP chairman.

Definitely read >> “The party that ridiculed the silent front as a silent front, you have…”; Nilesh Rane’s advice to Sambhaji Raje regarding Shiv Sena entry

“Whether it’s Sambhaji Raje or someone else”
Shiv Sena has announced that it will contest for two of the six seats in the Rajya Sabha. Sanjay Raut’s candidacy for a seat is being considered for sure. As the trial for the second seat takes place, Sambhaji Raje has appealed to all political parties, including Shiv Sena, to support him. In the same way, Sambhaji Raje will be voted as an independent. While answering this question to Shiv Sena, Pawar made a statement saying: Nilesh Rane criticized Pawar for this statement.

Addressed to Pawar
While taking aim at Sharad Pawar, Nitesh said that Pawar never keeps his word. “It had to happen… Pawar Saheb and the word cannot be obeyed. How come Pawar Saheb has not changed his role? If Raje goes with Shiv Sena, then Sanjay (Raut) is in the second seat. Previously, he was reported that Sharad Pawar had said that the NCP was in favor of supporting Sambhaji Raje. Nitesh Rane has made this statement against the same background.

Shiv Sena denies entry
Although Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur has made it a condition to join Shiv Sena for Rajya Sabha candidacy, Sambhaji Raje is not in favor of joining Shiv Sena. He has said that the support must be given as a great development front.

How was the dialogue between Shiv Sena and Sambhaji Raje?
Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur, who has declared running in the Rajya Sabha elections as an independent, is due to join the Shiv Sena on Monday. Shiv Sena will give the Rajya Sabha nomination, said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s message was delivered to Sambhaji Raje. A Shiv Sena minister also met with Sambhaji Raje. Sambhaji Raje is not ready to join Shiv Sena. On the other hand, he has given a proposal to Shiv Sena and NCP to give additional votes of Mahavikas Aghadi.

What is Sambhaji Raje’s problem?
Shiv Sena has announced that it will contest for two of the six seats in the Rajya Sabha. Sanjay Raut’s candidacy for a seat is considered secure. Sambhaji Raje was appointed as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha six years ago on behalf of BJP. Even then, Sambhaji Raje served as MP for six years as an independent. He too this time is preparing to stand for election as an independent. But it’s impossible to match the math of victory if the independents fight. Although BJP has an additional 22 votes, it will be challenged for an additional 20 votes.

What exactly did Pawar say about voting?
A candidate from the NCP can easily be elected for the Rajya Sabha elections. The extra votes we have will be given to the Shiv Sena candidate, the floor was given to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during the last election, said Sharad Pawar.

Help provided by Shiv Sena
“In the elections two years ago, our only candidate could have been elected. Since I was the second candidate at the time, we asked for the seat. So Faujia Khan and I became parliamentarians. The Shiv Sena had demanded that we get one more seat next time,” said Pawar.

The sixth candidate can win
“As per Shiv Sena’s demand, now after one of our candidates wins, additional votes will be given to Shiv Sena’s candidate. The sixth candidate can win on the strength of NCP and Shiv Sena votes,” Pawar said.


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Although Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur has made it a condition to join Shiv Sena for Rajya Sabha candidacy, Sambhaji Raje is not in favor of joining Shiv Sena. He has said that the support must be given as a great development front. While discussions are taking place between Shiv Sena and Sambhaji Raje, on the other hand, BJP Secretary of State and former MP Nilesh Rane, while commenting on the issue on Twitter, advised Sambhaji Raje to kick the MP out.

How was the dialogue between Shiv Sena and Sambhaji Raje?
Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur, who has declared running in the Rajya Sabha elections as an independent, is due to join the Shiv Sena on Monday. Shiv Sena will give the Rajya Sabha nomination, said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s message was delivered to Sambhaji Raje. A Shiv Sena minister also met with Sambhaji Raje. Sambhaji Raje is not ready to join Shiv Sena. On the other hand, he has given a proposal to Shiv Sena and NCP to give additional votes of Mahavikas Aghadi.

What is Sambhaji Raje’s problem?
Shiv Sena has announced that it will contest for two of the six seats in the Rajya Sabha. Sanjay Raut’s candidacy for a seat is considered secure. Sambhaji Raje was appointed as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha six years ago on behalf of BJP. Even then, Sambhaji Raje served as MP for six years as an independent. He too this time is preparing to stand for election as an independent. But it’s impossible to match the math of victory if the independents fight. Although BJP has an additional 22 votes, it will be challenged for an additional 20 votes.

What did Nilesh Rane say?
Nilesh Rane took aim at Shiv Sena on Twitter in the context of ongoing discussions between Shiv Sena and Sambhaji Raje. “Think that tonight, Chhatrapati Sambhaji of Kolhapur, the party that ridiculed the silent front as a silent front, asked you for proof that you are a descendant of the Maharaja, you protected the tomb of Aurangzeb, what value did you put on the party at 12 o’clock? clock? Kick that deputy,” Nilesh Rane tweeted.

The deadline for submitting nominations for Rajya Sabha is 31st.


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mumbai city १११.३५ ९७.२८
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