Al-Qaeda "board of managers"
Iran has denied Spanish claims that it is harboring an Al-Qaeda "board of managers":
Iran's Foreign Ministry denied accusations by Spain's top anti-terrorist judge that the Al-Qaeda network has a "board of managers" operating in Iran, the IRNA state news agency reported.
"These declarations are without basis. Their sole aim is to create a media spectacle and they are not worthy of further comment," IRNA quoted an "informed source" at the ministry as saying.
The source said there was "no proof" to substantiate claims made by Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon, who told El Periodico daily on Sunday that Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network had been restructured and had a "board of managers" working in Iran.
Garzon issued an international warrant for bin Laden's arrest last September, within the framework of an inquiry into a Spanish Al-Qaeda cell.