UN chief Ban sends Iran plot case to Security Council

By REUTERS
October 17, 2011 13:19

 
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BERNE - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday he has passed to the UN Security Council correspondence about US suspicions of Iran's involvement in an alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington.

"I have received correspondence from the United States, Iran and also the Saudi government," Ban said.

The United States said last Tuesday it had uncovered a plot by two men with links to Iran's security forces to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir, by planting a bomb in a Washington restaurant. The Iranian government denies any involvement.

Ban declined to comment on whether Iran was likely to face further sanctions. US President Barack Obama has promised to press for "the toughest possible sanctions" against Iran, and said he would not take any options off the table.

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