Iran Terror Plot
October 12, 2011 by staff
Iran Terror Plot, After the United States has accused Iran of supporting a plot to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Washington, the State Department issued a travel alert worldwide to U.S. citizens on Tuesday.
“The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens of the possibility of anti-American after the disintegration of the plot, linked to Iran, to commit a terrorist act important in America,” the statement said.
“U.S. citizens residing and traveling abroad should review the Department Worldwide Caution and get advice when making decisions about their travel plans and activities abroad.”
The State Department also urges all U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Program Enrollment (STEP), which makes it easier for the embassy / consulate in contact with passengers in an emergency.
The Travel Alert expires on January 11, 2012.
The U.S. said two men, including an American of Iranian origin, conspired to kill the envoy of Saudi Arabia and carry out bomb attacks on embassies of Saudi Arabia and Israel.
“A U.S. citizen born in Iran, working on behalf of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force – appointed by the Treasury Department in 2007 for its support of t*rror*sm – is suspected of plotting to assassinate the ambassador Saudi Arabia to the United States “according to the travel alert.
U.S. authorities said on Tuesday it had foiled the plot and a man, 56 years old, Arbabsiar Mansour was arrested last month. The other suspect is believed to be in Iran.
Meanwhile, Iran denied the charges and expressed outrage at the allegations calling them “false and baseless”.
Saudi officials said it was “despicable.”
“The burden of proof is overwhelming … and clearly shows the Iranian official responsibility for this. Someone in Iran will have to pay the price,” said senior Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, former ambassador to Washington said in a statement from London.
U.S. President Barack Obama called the story a “flagrant violation of U.S. and international law.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged U.S. allies to work together to provide the sanctions and further isolate the country in the Middle East from the West.
The complicated plot that involved monitoring international calls, the Mexican drug money, and an attempt to blow up the ambassador at a restaurant in Washington, according to FBI Director Robert Mueller.
U.S. travelers in foreign countries can be up to date on the alert for markers of Consular Affairs website, which contains current travel warnings and travel alerts, and Care throughout the world.
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