Paris Terror Suspect Goes Before Investigators
Salah Abdeslam, the leading suspect in last November’s Paris terror attack, will face questions from French investigators Friday for the first time since he was extradited from Belgium last month.
His testimony is hoped to provide some insight into the planning and strategies used by the Islamist extremists in the execution of the terrorist attack. He could also detail any connections between the attacks in Paris and Belguim, which were both carried out by the Islamic State group.
Abdeslam played down his role in the attacks during previous interrogations in Belgium, saying he was merely a pawn in the plan devised by Abdelhamid Abaaoud
Abdeslam is believed to have transported three suicide bombers to the Stade de France national stadium in northern France, where they blew themselves up.
He is believed to have backed out of the suicide bombing himself at the last minute.
US, Europe to Clear Up Rules for Doing Business with Iran
The United States and three key European allies -- Britain, France, and Germany -- say they want to eliminate any confusion about what investment and business deals with Iran are permitted after the nuclear deal.
The U.S. and European Union lifted most sanctions on Iran in January after Teheran agreed to curb its nuclear program.
But some sanctions remain, including those related to human rights and terrorism issues.
Some businesses are still confused over what is and is not permitted and are withholding investment and trade with Iran.
The State Department says it is ready to provide guidance and speedy clarification.
But President Barack Obama said last month that Iran still has to do more to prove to global firms that it is a safe place in which to do business.