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US Justice Department officials indicted five people and four companies for exporting radio equipment to Iran for use in roadside bombs in Iraq. The US Secretary of State encouraged the Iranian opposition to seek international support "as Libya rebels did."
Iran's nuclear program has suffered more serious setbacks recently. The US and the UK have frozen the assets of five men accused of an Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador. Iran has secretly executed hundreds of prisoners.
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."