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US issues world travel alert linked to Iran plot

WASHINGTON - The US State Department late on Tuesday issued a worldwide travel alert for US citizens, warning of of the potential for anti-US action after the United States accused Iran of backing a plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington.

WASHINGTON - The US State Department late on Tuesday issued a worldwide travel alert for US citizens, warning of of the potential for anti-US action after the United States accused Iran of backing a plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington.
"The US government assesses that this Iranian-backed plan to assassinate the Saudi ambassador may indicate a more aggressive focus by the Iranian government on terrorist activity against diplomats from certain countries, to include possible attacks in the United States," the State Department said in a statement.
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