Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Clinton vows action over Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador on U.S. soil and bomb Saudi and Israeli embassies

The United States said it will hold Iran to account after it foiled a planned 'significant terrorist act' by agents of the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. in Washington DC.

Terror plotters wanted to kill Adel Al-Jubeir by bombing a restaurant, before setting off blasts at the Saudi and Israeli embassies in the city, it was revealed.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the plot 'crosses a line' in Iran's state sponsorship of terrorism and will further isolate the Islamic republic.

Two men allegedly working for 'factions of the Iranian government' have been charged with the $1.5 million plot. Read More