Trial Date Set for Man Who Allegedly Plotted Saudi Diplomat’s Assassination


0  Updated at 11:58 am, February 7th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The American linked to Iran and accused of plotting to assassinate a Saudi diplomat will stand trial later this year.

A judge in New York has set an October trial for Manssor Arbabsiar, the Texas man with an Iranian passport accused in a plot to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States. 

Arbabsiar was arrested late last year at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Prosecutors said he tried to arrange a bombing at a favorite restaurant of Adel al-Jubeir.

The White House accused Iran’s government of playing a role in the plot.  Iran has denied it.

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