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FBI and DEA agents have disrupted a plot to commit a "significant terrorist act in the United States" tied to Iran, federal officials told ABC News today. The officials said the plot included the assassination of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir, with a bomb and subsequent bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C. Bombings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were also discussed, according to the U.S. officials
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in an announcement today that the plan was "conceived, sponsored and was directed from Iran" and called it a "flagrant" violation of U.S. and international law. "The U.S. is committed to holding Iran accountable for its actions," Holder said. He said the White House will be meeting with federal agencies before announcing "further action" in regards to Iran.
[The new case, called Operation Red Coalition, 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, according to counter-terrorism officials.
The Iranian-American thought he was dealing with a member of the feared Zetas Mexican drug organization, according to agents.
The DEA office in Houston brought in FBI agents as the international terror implications of the case became apparent.
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I also wonder if there any of this was connected to the Operation Fast and Furious (in relation to the cartels)edit on 11-10-2011 by Veritas1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by aarys
This is complete bull#. Now ask yur self why Iran would start a war with the west. They are doing very well at the moment in the econmany. They are building new infastructure. And what is the US doing. Going down faster than a poo down the loo. To me, this is a fabrication.
Hold on to your hats. Just feel for the civilions in Iran
Originally posted by Kingbreaker
hmmm very interesting, it could be a FF to get pressure off holder, and show that he is still needed or something. or its true. either way is possible since a week ago Iran said it would be parking a battle group off the Atlantic coast