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Iranians Accused of a Plot to Kill Saudis’ U.S. Envoy – New York Times

On October 11, 2011, the New York Times reported that Mansour J. Arbabsiar was arrested for plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States. 

According to Attorney General Holder, the alleged plot was orchestrated in conjunction with high-level Iranian officials. In response to these allegations, Mohammad Khazaee, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations, protested the accusation in a written letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

According to federal authorities, Arbabsiar, a naturalized American citizen residing in Texas, paid Los Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel, $1.5 million to carry out the assassination. The alleged plot additionally included plans to bomb the Israeli Embassy in Washington and the Saudi and Israeli Embassies in Argentina.

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