EU takes steps against five over Saudi envoy plot

By REUTERS
October 21, 2011 14:31

BRUSSELS - European Union governments agreed on Friday to impose sanctions on five people linked to an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador to the United States, they said.

"Following the foiled plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US, the Council subjected five persons to EU restrictive measures aimed at combating terrorism," the council of EU governments said in a statement.

"This means that their financial assets in the EU will be frozen and that no funds may be made available to them. Member states will afford each other the widest possible assistance with respect to enquiries related to these individuals."

A US grand jury on Thursday formally indicted two men suspected of being part of an plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington.


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