“Representatives of Osama bin Laden contacted Iranian intelligence agents in the mid-1990’s [December 1995] in an attempt to forge an anti-American alliance of terror between Iran and Mr. bin Laden’s network, Al Qaeda, according to United States intelligence reports.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – James Risen, “Bin Laden Sought Iran as an Ally, U.S. Intelligence Documents Say,” The New York Times, Dec. 31, 2001