October 12th, 2011
04:05 AM ET

U.S. to make diplomatic push after alleged Iranian plot revealed

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns plans to brief the diplomatic corps Wednesday at the State Department on an alleged Iranian assassination-for-hire scheme targeting Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.

An official described it as an "informational briefing" and said that Burns will explain the details of how it went down, how the Obama administration handled it and the need to hold Iran accountable.

The U.S. government is also expected to take an even stronger stance against Iran, which is already the subject of numerous sanctions.

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  1. Tom

    When the Arabs lay down their guns, there will be no war.
    When the Jews lay down their guns, there will be no homeland.

    October 20, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Israel is only 3/4 "jew"

    According to Israeli miltary historians, Israel has a lot of "guns to lay down." Historians tell us that Israel has nuclear arms, and that their ilitary is the 2nd or 3rd most powerful on earth. Israel has so many guns, that weapons of war are one of Israel's top profitable exports. od course that has been trimmed-down a tad since Mobarek, who has taken billions of dollars in bribes from Israel over the years, is not longer ruler of Egypt. Mobarack used to not only allow Israel to smuggle arms through tunnels running beneath Egypt's border with Israel, he used to help them.

    And it's hard for Arab's to lay down their guns when the USA keeps selling "guns" to them. israel placed an order for several F-22 fighter jets a few years ago, and they were made special for Israel's airforce. But they eneded up going to Israel's sworn enemy, Saudi Arabia.

    Do not be fooled by your preacher man that Israel is "God's chosen nation" or that the heinous Israeli MOSSAD are "God's little helpers". Obviously, God not only does not apporve of Israel's modern-day behavior. Even Jewish biblical law forbids Israel from forming an alliance with foreign nations. Plus back when Israel was God's chosen, Israel only needed a little boy armed with a sling to trounce their enemies, again, accorrding to jewish history. (little boy eventually became King David)

    October 20, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • nona

      What they are doing is making theeemlvss a target rich environment with no human shields left. It's not going to end well for Muslims.And yes I did note that the government official is already talking about a conspiracy. Is it all a conspiracy or does Allah will it?

      April 23, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Israel is only 3/4 "jew"

    If King David of jewish history were King of Israel today, Israel would be at war with the USA too. (duh)

    October 20, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Iran is in the way

    Iran's troubles began when China got thirsty for oil. iran stands between China and China's main oil and natural gas supplies owned by a group of Americans. The Carlyle group does in fact control approx. 1/2 of the worlds proven oil reserves located in and around the Caspian Sea basin west of China. If Iran were located in, say, Australia's outback, none of US would give a hoot what they did or didn't do. Just like Australia doesn't give a hoot what their aboriginals do.

    October 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dzz

    Notice the passive naterul Sectarian violence is nothing new here. Sectarian violence runs one direction. A more informative reportage without ulterior motives would describe it thus Muslim violence against religious minorities especially Jews and Christians, is nothing new here .or where-ever Mohammadeans gather in numbers.

    April 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
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