Below is U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ reaction to news that Iranian figures had been arrested in connection with a plot to assassinate – by a bombing in Washington D.C. – the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States.
Diane Feinstein, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she was briefed last month on the operation. We’re assuming Chambliss was told at the same time. From Chambliss:
“I congratulate the excellent work of the FBI, DEA and other law enforcement and intelligence professionals who unraveled this plot before Americans or our allies were harmed. While I believe our justice system will deal appropriately with the defendant in custody, our government must also deal with the Iranian regime.
“In addition to allegedly sponsoring this plot, Iran has supported and provided weapons for attacks on our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. This has continued far too long with no repercussions. I urge the administration to hold the Iranian regime accountable in a direct and meaningful way.”
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider