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U.S. Issues Travel Alert After Alleged Iran Murder Plot

The U.S. State Department is warning Americans around the world of the potential for terrorist attacks against U.S. interests following the disruption of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.

In a new worldwide travel alert issued late on October 11, the State Department said the alleged plot could be a sign that Iran has adopted what it described as a "more aggressive focus" on terrorist activity

It said Iranian-sponsored attacks could include strikes in the United States, as well as in other countries.

The State Department said the warning would be in force for at least the next three months.

Earlier on October 11, U.S. authorities announced the indictment of two men, including an Iranian-born U.S. citizen, on charges of conspiring with a purported Mexican drug cartel to kill the Saudi ambassador in an attack on U.S. soil.

compiled from agency reports