The U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday, October 18 it had sanctioned a member of an al-Qaeda network operating in Iran, The Wall Street Journal reported. Adel Radi Saqr al-Wahabi al-Harbi serves as a deputy to Iran-based al-Qaeda facilitator Muhsin al-Fadhli, Treasury said, accusing al-Harbi of facilitating the travel of fighters to Afghanistan or Iraq via Iran on behalf of al-Qaeda. He’s also believed to have sought funds to support attacks, Treasury said. The action taken Thursday follows a Treasury designation in July 2011 of Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil and five others for operating a pipeline that moves al-Qaeda money and fighters through Iran to support the group’s activity in South Asia and Syria. “We will continue targeting this crucial source of al-Qaeda’s funding and support, as well as highlight Iran’s ongoing complicity in this network’s operation,” said David Cohen, undersecretary of Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence.