U.S. Foils Iranian IED Plot to Assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S.

21:10 Oct 12 2011 601 New Hampshire Avenue Washington, D.C

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The United States Government charged Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri with conspiring to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington in a bomb plot the United States alleges was sponsored by elements of the Iranian government.

A naturalized U.S. citizen, Arbabsiar was arrested Sept. 29 at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport. Shakuri, is alleged to be a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, is the suspect still at large.
Additional Data
Describe the type of IED used in this incident: The plot involved a conspiracy to use an IED of unknown type to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the United States. The intent was to detonate the Bomb in a popular Washington restaurant the Ambassador frequented.
How was this IED initiated?: Plot was discovered and foiled before the attack could be carried out.
Describe casualties and damage: No damage

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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