Plot to Assassinate Saudi Ambassador Uncovered

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

October 12, 2011 -

The State Department is warning Americans to be on alert today after U.S. officials uncovered an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S.

The State Department issued the alert late last night.

Two men, including a member of Iran's special foreign actions
unit, were charged with conspiring to kill
the Saudi diplomat.

Authorities say Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian-born U.S. citizen, and another man planned to use explosives to kill the Saudi ambassador at a busy restaurant in Washington D.C.

Arbabsiar allegedly even hired a hit man he thought worked for a Mexican drug cartel.. but was actually a DEA informant.


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  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Oct 13, 2011 at 05:36 AM
    This "terrorist," Arbabsiar, smoked pot and his nickname was "Scarface." If that isn't incriminating, what is?
  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Oct 13, 2011 at 04:43 AM
    This is likely FBI entrapment. The "terrorist" is a former used car salesman who had a midlife crisis and a career change, and became a "terrorist." The FBI busts its own terrorist plot. Hooray. The FBI can't catch real terrorists or there are no real terrorists. Besides if the US can assassinate some "enemy" in Pakistan or Yemen, with or without the host country's approval, why can't Iran assassinate its enemies? Why the double standard? I wonder if Israel has ordered the US to attack Iran?
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