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Iran calls US assassination charges `evil plot`

Iran called US allegations of a plan to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington an "evil plot" by the United States, in a complaint sent to the United Nations.



United Nations: Iran called US allegations
of a plan to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington an "evil plot" by the United States, in a complaint sent to the United Nations.

Iran`s US ambassador accused Israel of carrying out the
murders of Iranian nuclear scientists with US support, in a
letter sent to UN leader Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security
Council late yesterday.

"Iran categorically and in the strongest terms condemns
this shameful allegation by the United States authorities and
deplores it as a well-thought evil plot in line with their
anti-Iranian policy," Mohammad Khazaee said in the letter.

US authorities said earlier they had uncovered a plot by
the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi envoy to Washington, Adel al-Jubeir. The US administration has vowed to
hold Iran to account.

Two men have been charged with conspiring with Iranian
government factions to stage the attack and one is in US
custody.

Khazaee expressed "outrage" over the allegations in his
letter to the UN council, where Iran faces mounting pressure
over its nuclear programme. The Security Council has imposed
four rounds of sanctions because of Iran`s refusal to halt
uranium enrichment.

He said the US accusations were to "divert attention from
the current economic and social problems at home and the
popular revolutions and protests against United States long
supported dictatorial regimes abroad."

"Iran has always condemned terrorism in all its forms and
manifestations," and has been a victim, the ambassador said.

"A clear recent example of which is the assassination of a
number of Iranian nuclear scientists in the past two years
carried out by the Zionist regime and supported by the United
States."

An Iranian particle physics professor at Tehran
University was killed in a bomb attack outside his home in
January 2010. Another scientist was killed in Tehran on
November 29, while nuclear chief Fereydoon Abbasi Davani
survived an assassination attempt the same day.

Khazaee said "The Iranian nation seeks a world free from
terrorism and considers the current US warmongering and
propaganda machine against Iran as a threat not just against
itself but to the peace and stability in the Persian Gulf
region."

The envoy told Ban: "As the secretary general of the
United Nations you have an important responsibility in
enlightening the international public opinion about the
dangerous consequences of warmongering policies of the United
States government on international peace and security."

PTI

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