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These -- this plot.
We are being told was not about.
Saudi target in Saudi Arabia or an Israeli target inside Israel.
But those two targets inside of Washington DC inside the United States of America as well as an assassination.
Of a Saudi -- Saudi ambassador to the United States of America.
Three main and major targets not just saudis.
And Israelis but Americans as well and apparently according to the indictment.
We will be told that -- -- -- -- who was -- a naturalized US citizen keep in mind.
Expressed and I quote utter disregard for the collateral damage that the -- bomb attacks in Washington.
Would cause I wanna get back to Jennifer Griffin who is live at the Pentagon with an update now -- the breaking news Jennifer.
Million we've got a few more details about how this plot came about.
Back in July this informant this this nationalized.
Iranian born American citizen met with an FBI.
Informant He thought that He was meeting with a member of the Mexican drug cartel in Reynosa and that is a city on the Mexican side of the border just across from McAllen Texas.
And that's where they started hammering out some of the He flew then.
Between July and September 28 He flew to Iran He was in Iran He He managed to have to.
Wire transfers of money to a what He -- know at the time was an undercover FBI bank account He sent.
Two two wire transfers of about 49000 dollars a piece.
The big payment for the assassination Saudi ambassador was supposed to be one point five million dollars but He did manage to send.
To wire transfers He also made some telephone calls from -- -- to the United States those were recorded by the FBI we understand.
And then on September 28 He tried to fly back.
To Mexico where He was going to have a final planning session we're told but the Mexican authorities didn't allow him.
Into the country his plane what He was diverted to New York when He got off the plane in New York that's when He was arrested by.
At that point we understand that He began cooperating with the FBI He He that case is under jurisdiction in New York.
But those are some of the details we have at this time about how this plot was going to how how they eventually caught him yeah I wanna tell our viewers that we were given that two minute warning during -- report we are about a minute away Jennifer do we know.
When this man was arrested we know the timing.
Well I believe it was around September 28 if not September 28 because He flew to Mexico at that time there -- supposed to be a final planning session.
But the Mexican authorities wouldn't allow and then.
They sent him.
To new York and when He got office of the plane in New York that's when you threat arrested by the FBI and any understanding as to why you know here we are October 11 why the delay in in letting us know is that par for the course.
Well I think at this point in time there with the we're only learning about this publicly right now but there would have been a time where they would've been.
Interrogating him what if he's cooperating with him they were probably pursuing leads that He gave them.
There -- two people that have been arrested we don't know much about the second individual.
But we should know more attorney general Eric Holder is about to speak now from the department of justice and what happens at the Pentagon the building you're in now Jennifer respond to something like this will -- comment will.
What will they do if anything.
Right now the Pentagon would not be commenting we've called over to the State Department.
Everybody's going to let the Department of Justice take the lead on this right now but certainly the State Department is going to have to have our reaction at a certain point because.
This deals with this is an international issue we're dealing with.
A potential foiled attack.
In Washington DC.
And if the culprits they believe -- FBI believes they have links going back to Iran.
An -- the Saudi ambassador on US territory that is an international issue.
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