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More now on -- -- assassination plot right here in the United States.
But officials say is -- link to the Iranian government the US.
Our attorney general accusing -- -- of planning an international murder for hire scheme targeting the Saudi ambassador.
To the United States former CIA Covert operations officer Mike Baker joins us now He is also president of the global intelligence and security firm.
Diligence Mikey your initial thoughts when you heard the attorney general talking about this today.
Let's fascinating development on anybody involved in counterterrorism will those shouldn't be smacking their four and -- what that put the -- -- involved -- In promoting terrorism and violence overseas and they've been at this game for a very long time you know the US and first.
Identified them officially publicly as sponsors of of international terrorism back in 84.
And have been a series of events.
And since then where they've they've had a hand in either assisting to financing training equipment.
So this shouldn't be necessarily surprise but the the brazen as the -- -- -- which.
The on the -- plot unfurled is really very interesting.
And you talked about the boldness of this my that's my next question here we're not just talking about a plot on US soil we are talking about a plot in the nation's capital.
On US soil this is a very bold statement for Iran to make.
-- absolutely and and against the Saudi which is becoming increasingly.
A real thorn in in the Iranian -- you did -- saudis have been promoting and put an anti Iran and agenda as sort of the bulwark against what they see as it continue to -- and influence and and meddling in in the Middle East and and elsewhere.
But you know they've -- back in 9294.
The Iranians were involved in in.
Bombings in in Buenos Aires Argentina.
And there's some word that it of this part of this -- they were also looking to target potentially.
The Saudi and Israeli embassies out in Buenos Aires as well as there of their involvement to try to target assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington DC.
Yeah but how many times -- Iran thumbed their nose at us and and you talked about the nuclear weapons I mean what what happens now Mike is there a blockade.
I mean what would GU -- is the next step for the United States well now probably is strongly worded letter.
Given the you know the sort of lead the activities of the current administration.
And not to oversimplify -- -- mean there's there's not much further you can go with the sanctions.
That that are in place in trying to -- those on top of that at the end of the day in the audience here are marching to their own.
Drummer and and they just gonna keep going we've been hoping for decades really for this internal uprising to have.
You know some effect on the on the the existing leadership and we came close to seeing something.
You know recently but it.
Yeah it just it didn't it didn't go over the edge there and into something meaningful like has been happening elsewhere in this this so called Arab spring.
I think -- -- the internal uprising.
I don't think any additional sanctions.
Will be really impact on -- Ronnie and certainly that won't be any any military intervention.
Yeah and naturally President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now backing off of this whole thing saying you know you're running government -- not involve Mike Baker and former CIA Covert operations officer Mike good to see you thank you thank you.
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