Iran’s Theocratic Regime Crosses a New Red Line

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 12, 2011

Robert Chesney has the rundown of the allegation that the regime–or components of it–was involved in a bizarre but dangerous plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir. José Cárdenas points out the degree to which Islamist extremists have sought to carry their fight against their chosen enemies to the Western hemisphere, with assistance from the likes of Hugo Chavez, Rafael Correa and Evo Morales, of Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia respectively. As appalled as I am by the allegations of this latest violation of diplomatic norms, I am not surprised; the regime in Iran believes that the Iranian people themselves are expendable. It ought to come as no surprise whatsoever that they will not afford any more respect to the likes of Ambassador al-Jubeir, or to the many Americans who would have been killed in any assassination attempt against the Ambassador.

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