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Iran acknowledged that the American accusation of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador in Washington might not be a total fabrication. The UN Secretary-General sent the case to Security Council.
President Obama is pressing United Nations nuclear inspectors to release classified intelligence information showing that Iran is designing and experimenting with nuclear weapons technology. Saudi Arabia has taken a first step to have Iran reported to the UNSC over allegations it plotted to kill a Saudi ambassador.
Saudi officials advised Argentina four months ago of an alleged Iran-backed plot to kill the Saudi ambassador. Iranian oil sales are down and its foreign exchange access is being hampered by US and UN sanctions. The US said it was "actively" considering sanctioning Iran's central bank, a move that could severely damage Iran's economy. Iran's supreme leader called the assassination allegations "meaningless and absurd."
US officials provided additional details about the plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's US ambassador. The US launched an international campaign to punish Iran. Saudi Arabia vowed that Iran would "pay the price" for the plot.
The EU expanded sanctions against Iran. Iran rejected a US direct "military hotline" proposal. Opposition leader Mehdi Karoubi was briefly freed from house arrest, a move indicating that authorities might ease conditions for him.