U.S. Officials among the Targets of Iran-Linked Assassination Plots

(Washington Post) Joby Warrick - U.S. and Middle Eastern officials now see the attempts to kill U.S. embassy officials in Azerbaijan last November as part of a broader campaign by Iran-linked operatives to kill foreign diplomats in at least seven countries over a span of 13 months. The targets have included two Saudi officials, a half-dozen Israelis and - in the Azerbaijan case - several Americans. In recent weeks, investigators working in four countries have amassed new evidence tying the disparate assassination attempts to one another and linking all of them to either Iran-backed Hizbullah militants or operatives based inside Iran, according to U.S. and Middle Eastern security officials.

2012-05-28 00:00:00

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