French minister: Saudis warn of new terror and
American visits Iran blast site under freedom deal
It is interesting to note that the third paragraph of the article on Iran says:
It can easily score political points at home for the ruling clerics at a time when international sanctions are hurting Iran's economy.
But there is no mention in the article on Al Queda's French threat that this may be nothing more that the French government, facing crippling strikes (e.g story), trying to "score political points" by appealing to French fear and patriotism.
If you connect the dots in story about France then you are labeled as a "conspiracy theorist", but if you do that in story about Iran, you are journalist! Different strokes for different folks :)