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U.S. Seeks Source Of Information Leak

3 June 2004 -- Officials in Washington say the FBI is investigating who in the U.S. government might have given Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi politician and former U.S. ally, secret information that Chalabi allegedly passed to Iran.

Chalabi on 2 June denied as "false" and "stupid" U.S. news reports saying he had given Iranian officials classified U.S. information indicating that the United States had broken secret communications codes used by Iran's spy service.

Hassan Rowhani, secretary of Iran's National Security Council, also denied the story, calling it "completely incorrect."

Chalabi's home in Baghdad was raided by U.S.-backed Iraqi police last month. Chalabi, who was a member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council, is not included in the new interim Iraqi government.