Report: Egyptians thwart Iranian plot to kill Saudi envoy

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 1, 2012 18:49




Egyptian security forces thwarted an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Cairo several months ago, AFP reported on Tuesday quoting a Saudi official.

According to the report, the legal adviser of the kingdom's embassy, Sami Jamal, told Al-Hayat that Egypt had "arrested three Iranians planning to assassinate the ambassador, Ahmed Qattan."

Jamal added that "Egyptian authorities informed concerned parties at the Saudi foreign ministry of the details of the plot, but the Saudi side opted to keep silent on the matter."

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