Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to deny claims that Iran had tried, and failed, to extradite Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis in the past.
Answering a question during a press conference, Mr Abbott said he could not deny it - but said he would not confirm the story while the investigation was ongoing.
The first hostage to escape the siege in Sydney in which three people including the gunman died has spoken of his relief at his release
The dramatic moment armed police brought the Sydney siege to a bloody end has been caught on camera.
"It was pretty loud, pretty frightening - like nothing I'd ever seen before ever," Greg Parker said.