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Latest update : 2011-10-21

The European Union has imposed sanctions on five people linked to an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, EU officials said Friday. The US has formally indicted two men over suspected involvement in the plot.

REUTERS - European Union governments agreed on Friday to impose sanctions on five people linked to an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador to the United States, they said.

"Following the foiled plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., the Council subjected five persons to EU restrictive measures aimed at combating terrorism," the council of EU governments said in a statement.

"This means that their financial assets in the EU will be frozen and that no funds may be made available to them. Member states will afford each other the widest possible assistance with respect to enquiries related to these individuals."

A U.S. grand jury on Thursday formally indicted two men suspected of being part of a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington.

 

Date created : 2011-10-21

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