The Justice Department has charged an Iranian-American man, among others, with plotting to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, elements of Iran's government directed the plot.
For more context on the news that Iranian elements may have been plotting an assassination of the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Guy Raz talks with Richard Clarke. Clarke teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and he was a senior White House adviser to three presidents.
Part of Iran's military force was planning a bomb attack on Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, the government says. One suspect was arrested last month; another remains at large in the Middle East.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab prayed and perfumed himself on a U.S.-bound airliner before attempting to detonate a bomb hidden in his underwear, a federal prosecutor said as the suspect's trial opened in Detroit.
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