FBI, DEA thwart terror plot in U.S. involving Iran

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    [h=1]Live blog: FBI, DEA thwart terror plot in U.S. involving Iran, officials say[/h]
    Editor's note: The FBI and the DEA have disrupted a plot involving Iran to commit terrorism inside the United States, a senior U.S. official told CNN Tuesday. The official said the alleged plan was directed by elements of the Iranian government and involved a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
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    [Posted at 3:44 p.m. ET] A senior defense official said there has been no change to U.S. military posture in reaction to the terror plot allegedly backed by Iran. The official says American Navy ships in the region have not been re-positioned, and at this point there are no plans to do so.
    “The act is already done. One of the people involved is still at large, but the other principal is in custody. So what does changing military posture do?," the official said.
    The official says while the Pentagon continues to concentrate on keeping an eye on the Quds Force and Iran’s actions in the region, especially Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf, this incident is “much more of a law-enforcement matter.”
    The official was not surprised at the level of cooperation apparently given by the Mexican government to foil the terror plot.
    “We’ve got a very good working relationship with the Mexican military in a number of ways, especially counter-narcotics. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are very involved with their Mexican counterparts, and work together in several ways, including training.”

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    This could be true. Iran is upping the pressure on vulnerable governments in the ME. Iran may be aiming to add more fuel to the budding anti-government movement within Saudi. Oh, we're in for more explosive developments... Interesting.
     

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