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A Look At Manssor Arbabsiar

The man allegedly at the center of the plot to kill the Saudi ambassador is Manssor Arbabsiar. He is a naturalized American citizen who has lived in Texas for the last 30 years. He first lived in the Dallas area, then Corpus Christi and finally outside Austin.
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Christmas Day Bomber Pleads Guilty

The Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day in 2009 pleaded guilty today. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had tried to detonate a bomb hidden in his underwear. Tuesday, on the first day of trial, the government presented its case, including details of what happened on the flight that day. Then Wednesday, Abdulmutallab abruptly pleaded guilty to all eight counts against him. NPR's counter-terrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston talks to Robert Siegel.
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U.S. Foils Plot To Kill Saudi Ambassador

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.
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U.S. Drawn Into Long-Running Iran-Saudi Feud

The foiled plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. is not likely to lead to military reprisals, analysts say. But it will increase tension within a set of tangled relationships.
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Richard Clarke Discusses Alleged Assassination 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.
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Holder: U.S. Thwarts Alleged Assassination Plot

Two men allegedly linked to the Iranian government have been accused of plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. For more, Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Tom Gjelten.

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