EU Warns of 'Serious' Global Implications in Iran Plot in U.S.

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The European Union voiced "grave concern" Wednesday after the United States said it had foiled an Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador, warning it could have serious international implications.

"Should the facts be confirmed, this would constitute a major breach of international law with serious international implications," said Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU chief diplomat Catherine Ashton.

"We call on the government of Iran to fully cooperate with the U.S. justice system," she told a news briefing.

The EU is following developments "very closely" and officials are in touch with their U.S. counterparts, Kocijancic said.

"We have taken note with grave concern the information that was provided by the U.S. Justice Department regarding this alleged participation of two Iranian individuals in a plot to murder the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., and alleged involvement of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps," she said.

"We trust the U.S. justice system will rapidly bring full clarity to this alleged criminal act," she added.

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday charged two men with conspiring with Iranian government factions to blow up Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir on U.S. soil.

A criminal complaint named Manssor Arbabsiar, 56, a naturalized U.S. citizen holding Iranian and U.S. passports, and Gholam Shakuri, an Iran-based member of the Quds Force, a unit of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The EU has slapped a raft of sanctions against Iranian officials over human rights violations and the Islamic republic's refusal to halt controversial nuclear activities.

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Default-user-icon Arbrosio (Guest) 13 October 2011, 05:17

According to reports, this guy is an idiot and a retard, the type that Saad Hariri would befriend and become best buddies with. If the Iranians are that dumb to have a retard work for them, then nobody needs to worry about any Iranian threat. Take my word for it and go get a good night's sleep. Sweet dreams. What is really disturbing is that the US, Saudi Arabia and the entire West are getting all hyped up over a joke by a retard. This makes these dumber than Iran if in fact Iran was behind it. I bet you if Iran is really behind it then they are kidding around with the US and are now on their backs laughing hilariously. THIS IS THE FUNNIEST JOKE I HAVE EVER HEARD! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA