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Senate Armed Services chairman: Alleged Iranian assassination plot may be act of war
WASHINGTON (AP) ' The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States may be an act of war against the U.S.
Sen. Carl Levin says he wants to study the implications of using the term before deciding it applies. But the Michigan Democrat said the alleged scheme might be an act of war, and was certainly a serious threat to the U.S.
Levin told reporters that either way, there should be a serious response by the U.S. He declined to say what that response might be.
Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who heads a Homeland Security subcommittee, said the alleged plan would be an act of war if it was sponsored by the Iranian government.