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The State Department said it is concerned about Iran's longstanding support for the Taliban, and again called Iran the number one state sponsor of terrorism. State was responding to recent reports that Iran is now routing supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan openly rather than secretly as before.
The parents of captive US soldier Bowie Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since mid-2009, say they recently received a letter from him, and again requested that he be released. President Obama yesterday named Susan Rice as national security advisor and Samantha Power as US ambassador to the United Nations.
The US is sending Patriot missiles and F-16 fighter jets to Jordan for an annual military exercise in June but may extend the deployment if needed. Prosecutors in the case of Sabirhan Hasanoff, who admitted to plotting an attack on the New York Stock exchange, are seeking to use testimony by a senior al Qaeda figure based in Yemen when was interviewed by the FBI in 2009. Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan, representing himself in court, told the judge that he gunned down US soldiers because they posed an immediate danger to Mullah Omar and other Taliban leadership. The US sanctioned a global network of 37 companies linked to the Iranian government.
The US levied a new set of sanctions against Iran, targeting Iranian currency for the first time. A US court said KLM Dutch airlines was not responsible for injuries sustained by a passenger who tried to subdue underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a flight in late 2009. Secretary of State Kerry said the US has come "late" to the process of negotiating an end to the Syrian conflict and warned that "time is running out" for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.