Two individuals have been charged in New York for their alleged participation in a plot directed by elements of the Iranian government to murder the Saudi Ambassador to the United States with explosives while the Ambassador was in the United States. The charges were announced by Attorney General Eric Holder; FBI Director Robert S. Mueller; Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; and Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
FBI Director Robert Mueller, Attorney General Eric Holder, and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Prett Bharara look on to Assistant Attorney General for National Security Lisa Monaco, as she recognizes the efforts of the multiple agencies and offices that participated in the investigation.
“Through the diligent and coordinated efforts of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies, we were able to disrupt this plot before anyone was harmed. We will continue to investigate this matter vigorously and bring those who have violated any laws to justice,” Attorney General Holder explains.