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
"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.