U.S. Uncovers Iranian Plot to Assassinate Saudi Ambassador to Washington

Manssor Arbabsiar
Manssor Arbabsiar

Manssor Arbabsiar

Stop Fundamentalism – The United States has charged two Iranian men to be involved in a plot by Iranian government top officials to engage in an act of terrorism and assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Washington, Adel Al-Jubeir.  The assassination was to take place in the United States.

US Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that, “Conspiracy was conceived, sponsored and directed from Iran and constitutes a flagrant violation of US and international law.”

The Ambassador is also known to be very close to Saudi king Abdullah.  The US Vows to hold Iran accountable.

Iran was quick to deny the allegations and called the charges, “A new round of psychological warfare against Iran,” said the Iranian state-run Mehr news agency on its website.

“The American Government following widespread protests in over one thousand cities, (in that country) now being in a very bad condition, is trying to distract world attention from these protests,” says the news agency.

It is not clear what protests the agency is referring to but it may be referring to the recent “Occupy Wall Street” protests.

One of the alleged conspirators, Manssor Arababsiar, 56-year-old Iranian-American was arrested on September 29 at New York JFK airport.

Another Conspirator, Gholam Shakuri, who is based in Iran and allegedly a member of the Quds force, is still at large.

Arababsiar will appear in court Tuesday.