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  1. 1. FROM: accordance with Federal Laws provided For Educational and Information Purposes – i.e. of PUBLIC InterestIranians Accused of a Plot to Kill Saudis’ U.S. EnvoyBy CHARLIE SAVAGE and SCOTT SHANEPublished: October 11, 2011WASHINGTON — The United States on Tuesday accused Iranian officials of plotting to murder Saudi Arabia’sambassador to the United States in a bizarre scheme involving an Iranian-American used-car salesman whobelieved he was hiring assassins from a Mexican drug cartel for $1.5 million.Nueces County Sheriffs Office , via ReutersMansour J. ArbabsiarMultimediaFormer Saudi Ambassador on Alleged Plot  Interactive Feature: Criminal Complaint in Alleged Iran-Backed Assassination PlotRelated
  2. 2.  Odd Twist for Elite Unit Guiding Iran’s Proxy Wars (October 12, 2011)Connect With Us on TwitterFollow @NYTNational for breaking news and headlines.Twitter List: Reporters and EditorsReaders’ CommentsReaders shared their thoughts on this article.  Read All Comments (461) »The alleged plot also included plans to pay the cartel, Los Zetas, to bomb the Israeli Embassy in Washington andthe Saudi and Israeli Embassies in Argentina, according to a law enforcement official.The plotters also discussed a side deal between the Quds Force, part of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps,and Los Zetas to funnel tons of opium from the Middle East to Mexico, the official said. The plans neverprogressed, though, because the two suspects — the Iranian-American and an Iranian Quds Force officer —unwittingly were dealing with an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration, officials said.Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who announced the murder plot at a news conference in Washington, said itwas “directed and approved by elements of the Iranian government and, specifically, senior members of the QudsForce.” He added that “high-up officials in those agencies, which is an integral part of the Iranian government,were responsible for this plot.”The charges heightened tensions in an already fraught relationship between Iran and the United States.The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaee, said his nation was “outraged” about theaccusations. In a letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Mr. Khazaee said that Iran “strongly and categoricallyrejects these fabricated and baseless allegations, based on the suspicious claims by an individual.”Saudi Arabia and Iran are locked in a bitter regional rivalry, one that has intensified as they have jockeyed forinfluence since the political upheavals of the Arab Spring. The Saudi Embassy in Washington denounced the plotagainst the ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir, as “a despicable violation of international norms, standards andconventions.”Mr. Holder’s assertion and the F.B.I.’s account of official Iranian involvement in the plot, reportedly code-named“Chevrolet,” provoked puzzlement from specialists on Iran, who said it seemed unlikely that the governmentwould back a brazen murder and bombing plan on American soil.Investigators, too, were initially skeptical about ties to Iran, officials said. They said, though, that the F.B.I.monitored calls to Iran about the plot and found money had been wired from a Quds Force bank account. Inaddition, the Iranian-American accused in the scheme, Mansour J. Arbabsiar, correctly identified a known QudsForce officer from a photo array, and his cousin — who he said recruited him for the plot — is another Qudsofficial.
  3. 3. It remained unclear, though, whether the plot was conceived by a rogue element or had approval from top officialsof the Revolutionary Guards or the Iranian government.“It’s so outside their normal track of activity,” said a senior law enforcement official who had been involved in theinvestigation and would speak only on the condition of anonymity. “It’s a rogue plan or they’re using verydifferent tactics. We just don’t know.”Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed her incredulity in an interview with The Associated Press.“The idea that they would attempt to go to a Mexican drug cartel to solicit murder-for-hire to kill the Saudiambassador, nobody could make that up, right?” she asked, also saying that the plot “crosses a line that Iran needsto be held to account for.”The State Department issued an alert on Tuesday for Americans traveling or living abroad regarding “the potentialfor anti-U.S. actions following the disruption” of the plot, which it said “may indicate a more aggressive focus bythe Iranian government on terrorist activity.”Mr. Arbabsiar, 56, a naturalized American citizen who lives in Corpus Christi, Tex., was named in a federalcriminal complaint in New York along with Gholam Shakuri, whom the Justice Department identified as a memberof the Quds Force.Mr. Arbabsiar, who one official said sold used cars for a living, was arrested Sept. 29 at Kennedy InternationalAirport in New York; Mr. Shakuri remains at large and is believed to be in Iran.Minutes after the Justice Department laid out the charges, the Treasury Department announced sanctions againstfive people — including four “senior” members of the Quds Force, which the United States designated as aterrorist group in 2007.White House officials said President Obama called the Saudi ambassador on Tuesday to express solidarity, sayingthe president “underscored that the United States believes this plot to be a flagrant violation of U.S. andinternational law, and reiterated our commitment to meet our responsibilities to ensure the security of diplomatsserving in our country.”Mr. Arbabsiar, who has lived in Texas for many years, made a brief appearance in federal court in Manhattan onTuesday afternoon, dressed in a blue checked shirt and with a pronounced scar on his left cheek. He did not enter aplea, but his lawyer, Sabrina Shroff, said after the hearing that “if he is indicted, he will plead not guilty.”The case began in May, when a Drug Enforcement Administration informant with ties to high-level leaders of LosZetas told agents of a bizarre conversation. He had been approached, he said, by an Iranian friend of his aunt’s inCorpus Christi — Mr. Arbabsiar — with a proposition to hire the cartel to carry out terrorist attacks inside theUnited States. Mr. Arbabsiar believed that the informant was an actual member of Los Zetas.Over the next two months, Mr. Arbabsiar and the informant worked out a deal under which Mr. Arbabsiar wouldpay $1.5 million to Los Zetas to kill the Saudi ambassador at a restaurant in Washington, officials said.The complaint quotes Mr. Arbabsiar as making conflicting statements about the possibility of bystander deaths; atone point he is said to say that killing the ambassador alone would be preferable, but on another occasion he said itwould be “no big deal” if many others at the restaurant — possibly including United States senators — died in anybombing.There was never any risk, officials said, because the informant was working for the drug agency, and theirmeetings in Mexico and telephone conversations, were being recorded by law enforcement authorities.
  4. 4. In early August, on a visit to Iran, Mr. Arbabsiar wired nearly $100,000 to the informant’s bank account as a downpayment, according to court documents. In late September, he flew to Mexico City from Iran, intending to serve ashuman “collateral” to ensure that Los Zetas would be paid the rest of their money after killing the ambassador.But the government of Mexico, at the request of the United States, denied entry to Mr. Arbabsiar and put him on acommercial flight with a stopover in New York, where he was arrested.On Tuesday, the Justice Department released a letter to the court saying Mr. Arbabsiar had repeatedly waived hisright to be quickly brought before a judge and to have a lawyer present during questioning. The letter said he hadconfessed to his role in the plot and had provided “extremely valuable intelligence.”Mr. Holder said the United States “is committed to holding Iran accountable for its actions” but declined to answera question about Iranian officials’ motivation for the alleged plot.Experts on Iran expressed astonishment at both the apparently clumsy tradecraft and the uncertain goal of theintended mayhem on United States soil.Rasool Nafisi, an Iranian-American scholar who studies the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, said he thoughtit unlikely that the plot was approved at a high level by Iranian officials. “It’s not typical of the Quds Force or theI.R.G.C. to operate in the U.S., for fear of retaliation,” Mr. Nafisi said. Iran’s last lethal operation on Americansoil, he said, was in 1980, when a critic of the Islamic government was murdered at his Bethesda, Md., home.Mr. Nafisi said it was conceivable that elements of the Revolutionary Guards might have concocted the plotwithout top-level approval, perhaps to prevent reconciliation between Iran and the United States.But Iran’s Islamic government has a long history of attempts to eliminate enemies living overseas, said RoyaHakakian, author of “Assassins of the Turquoise Palace,” a book on the murder of four Iranians in a Berlinrestaurant in 1992. A German court found that the murders were approved at the highest levels of the Iraniangovernment.The gunman in the Berlin killings was also accused of plotting to kill the Saudi ambassador to Sweden, Ms.Hakakian said.