- Jul 14, 2011
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More: D.C. Terror Plot Foiled: Plan To Kill Saudi Arabian Ambassador, Bomb Washington Embassies Disrupted (VIDEO)WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department is accusing the Iranian government of trying to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States in a plot that that has been foiled by federal agents. "The United States is committed to holding Iran accountable for its actions," Attorney General Eric Holder said during a news conference.
Charges stemming from the plot were filed in New York by the Justice Department.
The suspects were identified as Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri. According to a criminal complaint, Arbabsiar is a naturalized U.S. citizen and holds a U.S. passport and an Iranian passport.
ABC News reports that the plot would have also involved bombing attacks at the Saudi and Israeli embassies in the nation's capital.