U.S. citizen who also holds an Iranian passport arrested for plotting with Mexican cartel to assassinate Saudi Ambassador to USA

“Iran allegedly collaborated with a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the USA.

This circumstance shows the danger of a porous southern border, the danger of Mexican drug cartels, and of course, the danger of the Iranian government.

Manssor Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old U.S. citizen who also holds an Iranian passport, unknowingly hired an informant from the Drug Enforcement Administration to carry out the plot, prosecutors said. Posing as a member of a Mexican drug cartel, the informant met with Arbabsiar several times in Mexico, authorities said. The price tag was $1.5 million and Arabsiar made a $100,000 down payment.

Arbabsiar was arrested Sept. 29 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.”


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