Libyan Plot to Kill Saudi Ruler Revealed

(New York Times) Patrick E. Tyler - While Libyan leader Qaddafi was renouncing terrorism and negotiating the lifting of sanctions last year, his intelligence chiefs ordered a covert operation to assassinate Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and destabilize the oil-rich kingdom, according to statements by two participants in the conspiracy. Abdurahman Alamoudi, an American Muslim leader now in jail in Alexandria, Va., and Col. Mohamed Ismael, a Libyan intelligence officer in Saudi custody, have given separate statements outlining the plot. If verified, the Libyan terrorist plot could undermine Qaddafi's public pledges that his government has abandoned terrorism, and could trigger a reinstatement of international sanctions on Libya.

2004-06-10 00:00:00

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