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UN Condemns Alleged Plot To Kill Saudi Envoy


U.S. authorities said they had uncovered a plot by two Iranians linked to Tehran's security agencies to hire a hit man to kill Adel al-Jubeir, the Washington ambassador of Iran's Gulf rival Saudi Arabia.

U.S. authorities said they had uncovered a plot by two Iranians linked to Tehran's security agencies to hire a hit man to kill Adel al-Jubeir, the Washington ambassador of Iran's Gulf rival Saudi Arabia.

The UN General Assembly has condemned an alleged plot, blamed by U.S. authorities on Iranian agents, to kill Saudi Arabia's envoy to the United States and urged Iran to obey international law.

A resolution passed with 106 votes in favor, nine against, and 40 abstentions urged Iran to obey international law and cooperate in the investigation but did not directly accuse Tehran of orchestrating the plot.

Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee told the assembly the resolution was "based on nothing but an unsubstantiated claim of one member state with a long history of animosity against my country."

U.S. authorities said last month they had uncovered a plot by two Iranians linked to Tehran's security agencies to hire a hit man to kill Adel al-Jubeir, the Washington ambassador of Iran's Gulf rival Saudi Arabia.

compiled from agency reports
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