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The US granted exemptions to 10 European nations and Japan from Iran sanctions because those 11 nations have recently reduced their imports of Iranian oil. Iran is buying wheat from the US for the first time in three years. The Obama administration is planning to give US intelligence agencies greater access to the financial data of American citizens and others who do banking in the US.
The director of national intelligence said the al Qaeda-linked Al Nusrah Front is establishing a foothold in Syria. The Obama administration wants China to acknowledge the problem of Chinese cyberattacks, crack down on Chinese hackers, and agree to help set up global cybercrime standards. The Pentagon said it is creating a number of "offensive" teams to counter the increasing threat of cyberattacks. The US expelled two Venezuelan envoys in retaliation for Venezuela's expulsion of two US Air Force Embassy attaches.
Former al Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who was arrested in Jordan on Feb. 28, pled not guilty in a Manhattan district court to the charge of conspiring to kill Americans. According to the indictment, Ghaith had urged Afghans to swear allegiance to Osama bin Laden and agreed to assist him with the 9/11 attacks. Ghaith made a 22-page statement after his arrest.