Iran Army: Al-Qaida's Rise in Mideast More Dangerous Than Nuclear Bomb

Head of Iran's armed forces says West claims to fight al-Qaida in Pakistan, while ignoring its increased influence, violent attacks in Syria and Lebanon.

Al-Qaida's rise in Lebanon and Syria poses a greater threat to Europe than nuclear weapons, the chief of Iran's armed forces said on Monday, adding that the militant organization had a new leader replacing Osama bin Laden.