Another guy on the terror list gets frisky,
Pakistani Man Found with Explosives on Hands at U.S. Embassy in Chile
Sources Say Man Was Recently Added to U.S. Terror Watch List (h/t Gates of Vienna)
A Pakistani man was detained at the U.S. Embassy in Chile yesterday after field tests detected explosive residue on his hands and personal items, the State Department said today.
A U.S. official tells ABC News the man had been recently added to a U.S. terror watch list, and as a result his U.S. visa was in the process of being revoked. In accordance with U.S. law, the man had been notified of the intention to revoke his U.S. visa and he was at the embassy to discuss the matter.
The State Department identified the man as Muhammad Saif-Ur-Rehman Khan, age 27. Spokesman P.J. Crowley would only say the man came to the embassy for a “consular issue.” He said the U.S. had recently obtained information about the individual and had called him to the embassy to clarify, though he declined to provide specifics.
Another news report states his name as Mohamed Said Uf Rejaman
Rehman/Rejaman/Kahn is being held by Chilean authorities at a maximum-security prison under Chile’s anti-terrorism law:
A police source said the explosive was Tetryl, a compound used as a booster to help detonate explosive charges, adding the traces were found on his documents and mobile telephone.
A senior State Department official said Khan, a 28-year-old student who had been in Chile for four months, was invited to the embassy to be told his visa for the United States was being revoked.
Of course Kahn took the opportunity to criticize the USA,
“They (the United States) just want to cover up their shame and guilt for what they have done or are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan,” he said. “I have nothing to do with any chemicals. I have never seen anything like this in my life.”
This is the subject of today’s podcast at 11AM Eastern.