Saudi embassy thanks U.S. for preventing murder attempt on ambassador

Saudi embassy thanks U.S. for preventing murder attempt on ambassador
# 12 October 2011 02:01 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. The Saudi embassy in Washington has thanked the U.S. for preventing the alleged assassination attempt on the Saudi ambassador, the embassy said on Tweeter Tuesday, APA reports.

"Embassy would like to express its appreciation to the responsible agencies of the U.S. government for preventing a criminal act from taking place," said the Saudi embassy in its Tweeter feed.

"Plot to assassinate ambassador is a despicable violation of international norms, standards, conventions, not in accord with principles of humanity," the embassy said.

Earlier on the day, two men have been charged by the U.S. Justice Department for their alleged participation in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States with explosives.

The two men are Manssor Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old naturalized U. S. citizen holding both Iranian and U.S. passports, and Gholam Shakuri, another Iranian. Both were charged with conspiracy to murder a foreign official, and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, among others, the Justice said in a statement.

However, Iran on Tuesday rejected the U.S. allegations as " untrue and baseless", media reports quoted Iran’s English language Press TV as saying.
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