Speaking at the Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston, TX, last month (Feb. 28th), McCain stated the following:
But Al Qaeda is there, they are functioning, they are supported in many times, in many ways by the Iranians.
This is at least the fourth time that McCain has asserted a direct Iran/al Qaeda connection. Previously, he made the false claim on the Hugh Hewitt radio show and twice during a recent press conference in Jordan. His campaign has also made the connection in his name.