Iran`s Ahmadinejad denies US assassination claims

Two men have been charged in New York federal court with conspiring to kill the Saudi ambassador to US.

Tehran: Iran`s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has dismissed US accusations that Iranian government agents plotted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States.

The charges were a "new US scenario", the President said on Sunday in remarks carried by the official IRNA news agency. Iranians were civilised and had no need to resort to assassination, he said.

His statement follows a similar dismissal by Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who on Saturday called the allegations "absurd and meaningless”.

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

Iran`s Foreign Ministry had previously called the claims a "prefabricated scenario" and a "ridiculous show”.

Bureau Report

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