Iran, in 'rant' to US, rebuts plot allegations

By REUTERS
November 1, 2011 21:26



WASHINGTON - Iran has sent the United States a formal diplomatic note disputing US allegations that Tehran was behind an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, the State Department said on Tuesday.




"It was about seven pages. It was a rant. It was full of all kinds of denials," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told a news briefing. "There was not a lot new in there from our perspective."




US officials announced last month they had uncovered a plot by two men with links to Iran's security forces to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States by planting a bomb at a Washington restaurant.



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