Suspect In Saudi Ambassador Murder Plot Pleads Not Guilty

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Manssor Arbabsiar, one of the men arrested in connection with the bizarre alleged plot to kill a Saudi Arabian ambassador, has decided to plea not guilty in court, Reuters reports. Earlier this month, The Atlantic Wire's Uri Friedman noted that the Iranian-American apparently was cooperating with the Justice Department about the role in the bombing plot, while lawyers said he would plea not guilty if he was indicted. The Iranian Foreign Ministry and President Ahmedinejad dismissed allegations that he was involved with Iranian forces, CNN reported. Arbabsiar's charges include "conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism," wrote Reuters.

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