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DEL PLATA, Argentina - Saudi officials advised Argentina four months ago
of an alleged Iran-backed plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to
Washington and possibly attack the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos
Aires, an Argentine diplomatic source said on Thursday.Argentina is home to Latin America's largest Jewish population and a 1992 bombing at the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires killed 29 people. Another 85 people died two years later in an attack on the AMIA Jewish community center, which Argentina has accused Iran of helping to plan.
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Saudis advised us four months ago, at the request of the United States,"
the Argentine source told Reuters on condition of anonymity, without
providing further details.US authorities announced on Tuesday
that they had thwarted an alleged plot backed by Iran to assassinate
Saudi Arabia's envoy to the United States. Iran called it a fabrication
designed to create tensions with its neighbors.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
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