Saudi prince: Proof of Iran plot

2011-10-12 15:29

London - A former chief of Saudi intelligence said on Wednesday there was overwhelming evidence that Iran was behind a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US and must "pay the price".

"The burden of proof is overwhelming... and clearly shows official Iranian responsibility for this.

"Somebody in Iran will have to pay the price, whatever the level of these persons is," Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal told a conference on oil in London.

The prince, who has also served as Saudi ambassador to the US and Britain, said the alleged plan to kill the kingdom's current ambassador in Washington was "so criminal, it's beyond description".

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

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

  • Libertador - 2011-10-12 15:43

    If it's ok for US and Israeli operatives to travel to foreign country's to murder people they don't like, then Iran would simply be joining a well established club. If Iran said the CIA had plotted to assassinate an amabassador to that country, would all these articles have been written?

      Wes - 2011-10-12 15:52

      I don't get you line of thinking? The Isreali assassination of a Hamas terrorist in a Kuwait (I think) made a huge stink in the media. They were going on about it for months.

      The Spear - 2011-10-12 16:40

      Wes it was here in Dubai. Just this week the chief of police said if they catch them they will be executed. They know exactly who they are.

      Libertador - 2011-10-12 16:41

      It is that the servile media has ignored the real story behind this allegation but instead is acting as a government mouth piece drumming up the calls to war,i.e. Western media manufacturing consent again as did happen in Iraq.

      Spear The Mighty - 2011-10-12 16:57

      It's amazing how good governments are, given their track record in almost every other field, at hushing up things like alien encounters, assassination plots, the Twin Tower etc. Mark my sarcasm. Sometimes a spade is just a spade.

      Met - 2011-10-12 17:42

      You have ignored my question on the 90 lashes an Iranian actress,Marzieh Vafamahr, has been sentenced to FOR ACTING.I ask again: Is this according to the quran,sharia law or just an inclination of the puppet judges

  • Mikaeel - 2011-10-12 15:46

    When is the world gonna wake up and put america in its place? America has become so useless that they need to create war to stay afloat, because the only things the export is jets, tanks and missiles. Also if they can get it right to put a puppet in charge of that republic then they would have military occupancy in the entire region surrounding Russia and the new power China. i am suprised that never used their CIA arm al-qaeda to bomb something with an iran passport laying around the scene "belonging" to the bomber, cause most folks on earth is just that gullible to believe whatever the american media feeds them

      Ingwe - 2011-10-12 15:59

      Please can you rewrite your post in English so I can try and understand what you are saying.

      Eric - 2011-10-12 16:06

      its not the media, its the evidence we are talking about.. when the iranian arrest those hikers and accused them of spying iranian territory they don't have any evidence that those hikers are western spy. but for now america has a concrete evidence that iran is involved of this assasination attemp.. pooorrr iranian killers so easy to detect.

      Libertador - 2011-10-12 16:22

      Twice in a decade would have been too much, even for the American people. The men and women now besieging Wall Street won't swallow pristine Iranian passports, with clear names, addresses, and fingerprints in them, walking out of the inferno this time.

      Mikaeel - 2011-10-12 16:33

      When is the world gonna wake up and put america in its place? America has become so useless (but still greedy) that they need to create war to stay afloat, because the only things they export is ammunition. They need a reason to attack Iran to replace current leadership with a puppet, for full control of that country and increase their military capability in that entire region, surrounding Russia and the new power China. i am surprised that they did not use their top top top very top secret CIA division called al-qaeda to bomb something with an iran passport just laying around the scene "belonging" to the bomber, because most folks on earth is just that gullible to believe whatever the american media feeds them. BETTER?????

      Mikaeel - 2011-10-12 16:47

      Not so long ago, stuxnet swept through Iran's nuclear and military systems, and intentionally left a digital mark of Israel on the worm hoping it would provoke an attack on Israel. Thats when the mighty US will come in and save the day, or thats how it was suppose to work out, but didnt. So now its plan B, Iran wanna kill somebody.

      Met - 2011-10-12 17:51

      Iran, by its very nature is a murderous regime, from the savage, Mohammedinejad who leads them, right through. Very recently, they sentenced an Iranian Christian pastor to death simply for his faith and refusal to denounce his Lord and Saviour, Jesus,

      Libertador - 2011-10-12 18:33

      In an age dominated by the media-- internet, television, radio, and newspapers, the portrayal of Ahmadinejad is an artificial construct of the mainstream media. Sorry, I am not a wuss and tales of the big bad Iranian boogey man don't scare me like they seem to do with people such as yourself!

  • aman - 2011-10-12 17:16

    I just heard about this. Anyone actually seen articles on the evidence? Sounds a bit fishy that no details were given.

      Libertador - 2011-10-12 17:36

      aman - 2011-10-12 17:46

      Libertador, how are you? We haven't argued for a while. Anyone else but Libertador please. This still looks a little convenient.

      Met - 2011-10-12 18:03

      No country would disclose theit sources- it would compromise their intelligence

      Libertador - 2011-10-12 18:39

      Secrecy is an abomination. People do not hide that in which they take pride! When governments keep secrets, they're hiding shameful, immoral, or illegal acts. War is the opposite of peace and cannot secure it. Secrecy breeds distrust, suspicion, and conflict; they are not ways of winning friends and influencing people. The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.– John F. Kennedy

  • LolPlonk - 2011-10-12 17:35

    The real sad thing about this, is that even if overwhelming evidence was found, you all who still scream conspiracy!!! hahahahaha! I've seen this before. So today, you all get my Plonker of the day award!

  • Adam - 2011-10-21 16:37

    you clowns who stand up for the "innocent" iran are clearly insane - for lack of a better word wich would much better explain how bonkers you really are. to look at the track record of the USA vs Iran, and to still for 1 second think iran is the victim of some secret plot to undermine their legitimate and peaceful govt is just plain silly.... and most defiantly uninformed. some people here are talking about al-quaeda being a cia division, made to give credence to american foreign policy.... this is truly a sad day for planet earth. the amount of inconsistencies arising from such a theory could only mean to believe in it is to be really stupid. so well done. to ignore irans human rights records, their call for the destruction of israel, meaning the deaths of millions of innocent people, and their stance on western matters such as hair cuts, movies, and literature, is surely enough compelling evidence to sway ones opinion that they are with out question... the bad guys. their militant islamic view of the world has seen them carry out executions and torture of political prisoners aswell as the pending death sentence of a priest.... because he is a priest!!! USA - firstly, no country is perfect and usa is proof that. to deionise the usa for acting in its own best interests and the interests of democracy world wide is simply absurd. amazing how many people live iran to go live in the usa. how many americans go live in iran? shows where ppl want to raise their kids.

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