Terror Probe: Cracking Down On The Saudis

Despite the best efforts of the U.S., the Saudi government has so far offered little help in stanching the flow of funds to al-Qaeda, claiming that the U.S. has never presented evidence to merit a crackdown. That may change this week, when U.S. diplomat Bill Burns visits Saudi Arabia. He will bring with him, U.S. sources tell TIME, intelligence data linking some of the kingdom's leading money men and charities to Osama bin Laden. The data will include sensitive intercepts, human intelligence and wire transfers to back up American demands that the Saudis freeze assets of suspected bin Laden financiers.


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