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October 12, 2011 9:35 am

US Foils Iranian Plot to Kill Saudi Ambassador

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The Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C.

SFC – The Obama administration accused Iranian government agents Tuesday of plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States and immediately used the thwarted plot to ratchet up sanctions and recruit international allies to try to further isolate Tehran.

Two men, including a member of Iran’s special foreign actions unit known as the Quds Force, were charged in New York federal court with conspiring to kill the Saudi diplomat, Adel Al-Jubeir.

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