Iran, Saudi Arabia discuss attempt to assassinate Saudi ambassador
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 13 / Trend, A. Taghiyeva /
Iran's Security Minister Heydar Moslehi paid an official visit to Saudi Arabia on Monday, Iraqi news agency Ilaf reported.
Mr Moslehi met with Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz and discussed a number of issues of mutual interest and in particular, developments in Bahrain and Syria, as well as an Iranian citizen's attempt to assassinate Riyadh's ambassador to Washington.
Mr Moslehi said that the case of plotting the Saudi ambassador's assassination is a plan hatched by the U.S. and aimed at spoiling relations between Tehran and Riyadh.
"Washington attempted to charge the Iranian authorities with terrorism, whereas the U.S. is the world's first terrorist country," Mr Moslehi said.
Prince Nayef responded saying that Riyadh has sufficient evidence confirming involvement of the Iranians in their assassination attempt.
On Oct.11, the U.S. Attorney General's Office brought charges against two Iranians (Manssour Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri) in connection with the fact that they allegedly plotted to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to Washington
Adel al-Jubeir and planned to blow up the Saudi Arabian and Israeli embassies.
Later, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made accusations against Iran, while President Barack Obama threatened Iran with 'the toughest' sanctions for this 'dangerous and impudent attack'.