US Disrupts 'Iranian Terror Plot'


Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo: BBC Video)

The US says it has broken up a major terror plot in which agents linked to Iran sought to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington.

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Two men originally from Iran — one a naturalized US citizen — have been charged with counts of conspiracy, Attorney General Eric Holder said.

The plot was "conceived" in Iran by the Quds force, part of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, he added.

The state department has listed Iran as a "state sponsor" of terror since 1984.

Laura Rozen is Senior Foreign Policy reporter at Yahoo News.