Alleged murder plot rocks US-Iran relations

The tortuous relationship between the US and Iran took a bizarre twist last week, over an alleged Iranian-backed plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington DC.

15th October, 2011

The tortuous relationship between the US and Iran took a bizarre twist last week, over an alleged Iranian-backed plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington DC.

The story is worthy of a spy thriller, with a cast of characters to match: an absentminded used car salesman, a Mexican drug gang, an FBI informant and members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRG).

Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian-born US citizen, was charged in a New York...

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