The European Council said Friday that it had adopted new restrictions against five people connected to an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States and that it will freeze their financial assets within the European Union.
Did an elite branch of Iran's military handpick a divorced, 56-year-old Iranian-American used-car salesman from Texas to hire a hitman from a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States by blowing up a bomb in a crowded restaurant in Washington?
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced charges accusing Manssor Arbabsiar, a Quds Force-linked Iranian-American, and an Iranian co-conspirator of trying to hire who they thought was a member of a Mexican drug gang to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the United States.
Iran rejected allegations of an Iranian scheme to kill a Saudi Arabian ambassador, upbraiding on Wednesday a Swiss diplomat who represents American interests in Tehran and accusing the United States of fabricating the plot to deflect attention from its own pressing problems.
President Barack Obama Wednesday imposed tough sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and six other senior Syrian officials in an effort to stop the regime's fierce crackdown on protests, the U.S. Treasury Department said.
Coalition forces in Iraq said Friday they detained an "Iranian-trained" militant leader as Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki gets ready to visit Iran on Saturday to discuss security concerns and other issues.