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Ahmadinejad denies Iran plot against Saudi envoy
Iranian president denies Iran is behind alleged plot to assassinate Saudi envoy in Washington
By The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ' President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denied allegations that Iranian government agents were involved in a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia ambassador to Washington.

Ahmadinejad says the United States is accusing Iran of involvement in a "terror plot" to divert attention from its economic problems and to strengthen sanctions against Tehran.

Ahmadinejad made the comments in an interview with Al-Jazeera satellite TV channel on Monday.



Two men, including a member of the Iranian special foreign actions unit known as the Quds Force, have been charged in New York federal court with conspiring to kill the Saudi diplomat, Adel al-Jubeir.

The alleged plot raised tensions between Mideast's Sunni power, Saudi Arabia and Iran, the Shiite powerhouse.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ' President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denied allegations that Iranian government agents were involved in a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia ambassador to Washington.

Ahmadinejad says the United States is accusing Iran of involvement in a "terror plot" to divert attention from its economic problems and to strengthen sanctions against Tehran.

Ahmadinejad made the comments in an interview with Al-Jazeera satellite TV channel on Monday.

Two men, including a member of the Iranian special foreign actions unit known as the Quds Force, have been charged in New York federal court with conspiring to kill the Saudi diplomat, Adel al-Jubeir.

The alleged plot raised tensions between Mideast's Sunni power, Saudi Arabia and Iran, the Shiite powerhouse.


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