"UPDATES: FBI And DEA Foil U.S. Terror Plot With Ties To Iran"
The FBI and DEA agents have disrupted an alleged Iranian-backed plot to launch a “significant terrorist act in the United States,” which allegedly would have targeted the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States and potentially Israeli diplomats as well. “Bombings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were also discussed,” ABC News reports. Iran has been listed as a “state sponsor” of terror since 1984 and the new plot began in May when an Iranian-American from Corpus Christi, Texas approached a DEA informant seeking the help of a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador.
The complaint alleges that this conspiracy was conceived, was sponsored and was directed form Iran, and constitutes a flagrant violation of U.S. and international law including a convention that explicitly protects diplomats from being harmed.
In addition to holding these individual conspirators accountable for their alleged role in this plot, the United States is committed to holding Iran accountable for its actions.
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