Iran says happy to examine U.S. plot allegations
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Oct 17, 2011 08:44 EDT
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Monday it would examine “seriously and patiently” U.S. allegations it planned to assassinate a Saudi ambassador and called on Washington to send evidence of the plot it has dismissed as baseless propaganda.
“We are prepared to examine any issue, even if fabricated, seriously and patiently, and we have called on America to submit to us any information in regard to this scenario,” Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.
U.S. authorities said last week they had foiled a plot to kill Saudi’s ambassador to Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, and had arrested an Iranian-U.S. joint national — news that raised tensions between Tehran, its Arab neighbors and the West.
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