Implications of Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot

Implications of Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot

The U.S. calls for further isolation of Tehran following an alleged plot to assassinate a Saudi diplomat in Washington. Escalating tensions between Iran and the West.

The United States promised Iran will face serious consequences if it's found to have been involved in an alleged terror plot on U.S. soil. The Justice Department accused an Iranian-American of planning to assassinate Saudi Arabia's U.S. ambassador with the help of a Mexican drug cartel. The White House said the plot clearly involved senior levels of Iran's security forces. Iran strongly denied the accusations. Some Iran experts here and abroad voiced skepticism about Iranian government involvement. They say little about the case resembles Tehran's past actions. An update on the bizarre case and the implications for U.S.-Iran relations.


Michael Greenberger

director, Center for Health and Homeland Security at the University of Maryland; former senior regulator, Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

Barbara Slavin

senior fellow, The Atlantic Council; author of four reports on Iran in the past year; and author of "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S and the Twisted Path to Confrontation."

Trita Parsi

president, National Iranian American Council; author of the forthcoming book "A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran."

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