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February 13, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic has strenuously denied that a former Bosnian government official with close ties to Iran has taken on an unofficial intelligence role for Bosnia. In response to an article last Thursday in The Times, a spokesman for Izetbegovic issued a statement denying that Hasan Cengic, Bosnia's former deputy defense minister, is setting up an underground intelligence network heavily influenced by Iran.
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February 13, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic has strenuously denied that a former Bosnian government official with close ties to Iran has taken on an unofficial intelligence role for Bosnia. In response to an article last Thursday in The Times, a spokesman for Izetbegovic issued a statement denying that Hasan Cengic, Bosnia's former deputy defense minister, is setting up an underground intelligence network heavily influenced by Iran.
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October 27, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A ship carrying $100 million in U.S. military equipment for Bosnia's Muslim-Croat federation moved away from the port of Ploce in neighboring Croatia without unloading its cargo as U.S. and Bosnian officials attempted to work out political disputes. A key dispute is over Washington's demand that the federation fire its deputy defense minister, Hasan Cengic, whom it suspects has maintained close ties to Iran. The federation appeared to be ignoring that demand.
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November 22, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
The United States began handing over $100 million worth of military equipment to the Muslim-Croat federation on Thursday, ending its most serious dispute with Bosnia's new leadership. As workers began to unload wooden crates containing ammunition on the decks of the American Condor, U.S. special envoy James Pardew gave Ejup Ganic, the federation vice president, a certificate of ownership for the weapons, ammunition and other equipment.
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October 25, 1996 | From Associated Press
American military aid shipments to Bosnia-Herzegovina are being suspended until its government sacks its deputy defense minister, who is seen here as having close links with Iran, a U.S. official said Thursday. The decision, disclosed as the single largest shipment of U.S. military hardware arrived at a port in Croatia, effectively denies the Muslim-Croat federation equipment promised by the Clinton administration as part of the Bosnian peace agreement concluded last November in Dayton, Ohio.
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February 7, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
The government of Bosnia-Herzegovina has assured the United States that it has severed all military and intelligence relationships with Iran, State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said Thursday. Burns was responding to a story in The Times quoting U.S. intelligence sources as saying that Bosnia's Muslim government is in the process of setting up an underground intelligence service run by Hasan Cengic, a former deputy defense minister with close links to Tehran.
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October 25, 1996 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton administration said Thursday that a shipment of tanks, helicopters and other weapons intended for Bosnia's Muslim-Croat federation will not be turned over as long as an official with close ties to Iran remains a senior official in the Bosnian Defense Ministry. The dispute over Deputy Defense Minister Hasan Cengic was the latest obstacle to the U.S. "equip and train" program aimed at upgrading the federation's armed forces to the level of the rival Bosnian Serb military.
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May 12, 1996 | JOHN POMFRET and DAVID B. OTTAWAY, WASHINGTON POST
Arms smuggling to Bosnia and Croatia was larger and more complex than the shipments from Iran and Turkey recently acknowledged by the Clinton administration, and involved such U.S. allies as Pakistan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Argentina, according to U.S. and Bosnian officials. U.S.
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November 20, 1996 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bowing to U.S. pressure, Bosnia's Muslim-Croat government Tuesday fired a senior official with ties to Iran, clearing the way for disbursement of more than $100 million in American weapons. The materiel--part of a U.S. "equip-and-train" program for Bosnia-Herzegovina and including helicopters, assault rifles and 45 tanks--has been floating off the Adriatic coast for nearly a month awaiting dismissal of Deputy Defense Minister Hasan Cengic.
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August 30, 1996 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A futile attempt by Muslims to go home escalated Thursday into a tit-for-tat clash that ended only after American troops disarmed and detained Bosnian Serb police while an angry Serbian mob blockaded a U.N. police station. In one of the most volatile confrontations since the Dayton, Ohio, peace accord halted Bosnia-Herzegovina's war nine months ago, U.S.
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December 31, 1996 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Central Intelligence Agency has evidence that Iranian agents secretly delivered at least $500,000 in cash to Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic for his campaign before last fall's Bosnian elections, according to classified documents obtained by The Times. The CIA discovered that the Iranians gave Izetbegovic at least two pieces of luggage stuffed with money, each containing about $250,000, to help fund his campaign in the weeks leading up to the elections, according to the documents.
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