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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.

Iran-US tension rising ahead of elections

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."

Iranian oil sales, foreign exchange taking a hit from US, UN sanctions

Alleged Iran Plot's WikiLeaks Link

US official: 'Multiple' sources strengthen case against Iran -

Drugs and Terror Mix in Case

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.

US response to Iranian plot

Iran terror plot: agent may have already fled to Iran

Iran's Qods Force commander involved in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani has directed attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as aided al Qaeda.

For Iran and Saudi Arabia, simmering feud is rooted in history

Basij Militia Units Flex Muscles In Tehran

US to pressure Iran over 'plot to kill Saudi envoy'

More on the US designations of top Qods Force leaders

Mastermind of deadly raid on American soldiers coordinated plot against Saudi ambassador

The US Treasury Department designated five Iranians who were allegedly involved in a plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US. One of the five planned a deadly assault on American soldiers in Karbala, Iraq in 2007.

US uncovers Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabian ambassador to America

Manssor-Arbabsiar.jpgThe US Department of Justice has charged two Iranians, including a Qods Force officer, with plotting to kill the Saudi ambassador inside the US. One man is in custody.

If US Leaves Vacuum in Iraq, Disliked Iran May Not Fill It

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.