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January 14, 2002
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Israeli officials say they convinced the United States of Yasser Arafat’s direct ties with Iran in an arms smuggling attempt. Israeli intelligence officials who last week visited Washington for discussions regarding Israel’s capture of the Karine A weapons ship, said U.S. officials no longer doubt that Arafat personally initiated contacts with Iran that led to the smuggling attempt, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz.

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