United States Thwart Attack in Washington. Two Iranian nationals were planning a bomb attack on the Saudi Ambassador. Explosive: The United States suspect the Iran behind the conspiracy.
The US authorities have prevented an assassination attempt planned out from the Iranian Government on the Saudi Ambassador to the United States according to their statements. The Justice Department in Washington said that two Iranian citizens had been charges against. While the Iranian Special Forces members are to have intended to take the help of a member of a Mexican drug cartel in order. One of the two suspects was arrested end of September at the New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, the other alleged masterminds was volatile.
US General Attorney, Eric holder said the plan was given directly by the Iran order. The two suspects wanted to kill the Ambassador according to the US Department of Justice in a bomb attack, in which many more people would have may die. According to media reports, more bombings of the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Israel in Washington were planned.
Measures against Tehran
We will provide our ground as a battlefield to other countries, said attorney Preet Bharara, at a joint press conference with Attorney General holder and Robert Mueller of Director of the FBI.
The Government would take more measures against the Iranian Government, said holder. However, he did not give details. On the question of whether the attack had been approved by the top leadership of the Government in Tehran, holder said the Justice Department had not raised such accusations.
The arrested suspect has also US citizenship, in addition to the Iranian it was said by the US Department of Justice further. He should be shown even today a judge. In the case of a conviction, life imprisonment threatens him.
Iran rejects accusations
The Iranian leadership has rejected the accusations of the US Government, to be involved in attack plans on the Saudi Ambassador in Washington. An adviser to President Mahmoud Ahmadinedjad spoke of a constructed scenario. The United States wanted to distract the attention of the American public from the internal problems of the United States, he says told AFP.