Washington: The US has demanded that Iran must cooperate with investigators to bring to book those involved in an alleged plot to assassinate Saudi ambassador to the US. (Agencies)
"Iran must provide law enforcement assistance and cooperate with the countries who are working to bring to justice all those who participated in the planning, sponsoring, organization and attempted execution of the attack,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.
Her statement came after a UN resolution condemned the plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir. On Friday the United Nations General Assembly sent a strong message to the Iranian regime that the international community cannot and will not tolerate assaults on its diplomatic corps, she said.
"The targeting of another nation's diplomats is not just a threat to that nation, it is a threat to the international system," Clinton said and thanked Saudi Arabia for drafting and marshalling support for this resolution and the over 60 co-sponsors, from every region of the world.
The White House too welcomed passage of the resolution that condemned the assassination plot and calls on Iran to comply with all of its obligations under international law.
"We will continue to work closely with our allies and partners around the world to ensure that Iran understands that such outrageous acts only deepen Iran's isolation," the White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, said in another statement.
"The widespread support for this resolution, which was co-sponsored by UN members from all regions of the world, sends a strong message to the Iranian government that the international community will not tolerate the targeting of diplomats," Carney said.
Washington: The US has demanded that Iran must cooperate with investigators to bring to book those involved in an alleged plot to assassinate Saudi ambassador to the US.