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Assassination attempt against the Saudi Ambassador

Assassination attempt against the Saudi Ambassador

Published on October 12, 2011
Statement by the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Spokesman.

Paris, October 12, 2011.

We have been informed by our American partners that two citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran have been charged with attempting to assassinate the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States on orders from their government, and that one of them has been arrested.

For France, this is an extremely serious affair, an outrageous violation of international law, and its perpetrators and backers must be held accountable.

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