London plans to work with the EU, the United States and Saudi Arabia on weighing its response to an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir in Washington, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Thursday.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Wednesday that they had uncovered a plot to assassinate the ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Washington. He said that the plot was prepared by two men linked to the Iranian government. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that high-ranking members of the Quds Force, the elite special operations unit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, not only knew about the plot, but took part in it. Tehran has denied the allegations.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Thursday to the House of Commons that the alleged plot “would appear to constitute an escalation of Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism overseas”.