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Iran rejects ‘vulgar’ US plot allegation

Posted By yihan On October 12, 2011 @ 7:04 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

US allegations that Iran plotted to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Washington are a “mischievous” attempt to fuel tension between Tehran and Riyadh, a senior Iranian official said on Wednesday.

US authorities said on Tuesday they had broken up a plot by two men linked to Iran’s security agencies to kill the Saudi envoy, Adel al-Jubeir. One man was arrested last month while the other was believed to be in Iran.

“These claims are vulgar … It is a childish and amateur game,” parliament speaker Ali Larijani told parliament in a speech broadcast live on state radio.

“We believe that our neighbours in the region are very well aware that America is using this story to ruin our relationship with Saudi Arabia.”

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[1] Reuters: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/23965/World/Region/Iran-rejects-vulgar-US-plot-allegation.aspx

[2] Iran links dissident group to Saudi ambassador assassination plot: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-links-dissident-group-to-saudi-ambassador-assassination-plot.html

[3] Iran says happy to examine U.S. plot allegations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-says-happy-to-examine-u-s-plot-allegations.html

[4] Report: Iran to launch counterattack if Israel strikes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-iran-to-launch-counterattack-if-israel-strikes.html

[5] Obama remarks on Iran nuclear issue come under fire: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-remarks-on-iran-nuclear-issue-come-under-fire.html

[6] Saudis say Iran must ‘pay the price’ for alleged plot as US resists retaliation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudis-say-iran-must-pay-the-price-for-alleged-plot-as-us-resists-retaliation.html

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