Update | Thursday | 9:02 a.m. My colleague Scott Shane reports in Thursday’s New York Times that he spoke with Omar bin Laden — one of Osama bin Laden’s sons who was quoted in the Saudi newspaper report that was the main source of the original blog post below — who confirmed the report that his siblings, along with other family members, are in Iran, but disputed some of the details of the circumstances of their life there. Mr. Shane writes:
Omar bin Laden, broke with his father, the leader of Al Qaeda, before the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and on the Pentagon and now lives in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He said that his sister Iman, 19, walked away during a shopping trip in Tehran about a month ago and made her way to the Saudi Embassy, hoping to be reunited with her mother, who lives in Syria.
Omar bin Laden and his wife, Zaina, who is British, said in the interview that at least six of Osama bin Laden’s children and one of his wives live in a comfortable compound in Tehran with other relatives, for a total of about 30 family members there. The couple denied tha… >>>